Founded in 1938, NABCA is the national association representing the Control State Systems - those jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders.

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, NABCA serves its members by providing research, analytics and alcohol regulatory information, and acts as liaison to federal, state and local governments, research groups, public health associations, the media and other organizations impacting alcohol policy.

Management of NABCA is vested in its Board of Directors with one director from each of the voting member Control Jurisdictions and a Chairman elected by the Board annually. Day-to-day administration is the responsibility of a full-time President & CEO and staff.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales.

General Objectives


Provide resources and research on regulatory, operational, policy and public health issues to member jurisdictions and other organizations.


Create and distribute member jurisdiction sales, inventory and pricing data for governmental entities, industry, public health, and other organizations.


Cultivate relationships between member jurisdictions, governmental entities, public health, industry, media and other organizations to encourage and facilitate communication and collaboration.