Civitan International relies on its members to take volunteer leadership roles within their clubs, districts and on a global scale.  The international organization is guided by a board of 12 members, which includes 10 members from the United States, and one each from Canada and Europe respectively. That board and international operations are supported by a staff at Civitan International’s world headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. We have a rich legacy of Past International Presidents, which started with our founder, Dr. Courtney Shropshire.

Civitan International has been a leader among other service groups when it comes to several issues.  The organization was the first to integrate and the first to allow women as official members.