Proposed Unification of IFPA and AFCP

Your voice will be heard.
We have listened to you calling for this change. We are pleased to announce that after years of careful planning by the boards and committees of the Independent Free Papers of America and the Association of Free Community Papers preparations are completed to merge into one strong, national association that will represent you.

Now we need to hear from you. We would like you to voice your opinion loud and clear on this critical decision by casting your vote. 


Answers to questions about the merger of IFPA and AFCP.

Download "FAQ.pdf"

Information Statement

IFPA President Rick Wamre outlines information regarding the merger.

Download "Information Statement.pdf"


Proposal and Plan for unification of IFPA and AFCP.

Download "Proposal.pdf"


Complete bylaws of the proposed Association of Community Publishers.

Download "Bylaws.pdf"

Signed Agreement and Plan of Merger

Rick Wamre, president of IFPA, and John Draper, president of AFCP signed the documents agreeing to proceed with the merger. This document outlines the plan for that merger if approved by both associations' membership.

Download "Agreement and Plan of Merger (Executed).pdf"

Sample Articles of Incorporation

Sample Articles of Incorporation of the proposed Association of Community Publishers.

Download "Sample Articles of INC.PDF"