Life Members shall be those who have retired as full-time, paid executives and who have held an executive position within an Institutional or Association Member for a period of no less than ten (10) years. The Council shall have the sole authority to approve individuals to be Life Members.
Life Members must be willing to abide by the WAZA Bylaws and the WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare. They may attend the General Assembly including administrative sessions but are not entitled to a vote. Life Members may not serve on the Council or Standing Committees but may serve on other committees and working groups.