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All committees are encouraged to have a balanced and diverse representation of members. The NEAFCS President serves as an ex-officio member of all committees.

Standing Committees are defined in the bylaws. Special Committees are established by the Executive Board. Ad Hoc committees are established to undertake specific tasks outside the scope of responsibility of existing committees.

The Awards & Recognition, Member Resources, Professional Development and Public Affairs committees are organized into subcommittees to better achieve the overall goals of the committee.

To learn more about each committee's function and view a list of committee members, click the links below.

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Annual Session Planning Committee (by appointment, only)

The purpose of this committee is to generate the overall plan for the Annual Session. The planning committee consists of the Vice President for Professional Development, National President, Conference Planner, Executive Director, Affiliate Liaison and up to three (3) additional people invited at the President's discretion (may include President-Elect, Affiliate President, Regional Director, Staff). Duties and responsibilities are:

  • reviewing the NEAFCS Policy & Procedures Manual and Annual Session Handbook
  • planning/developing the schedule for the Annual Session
  • selecting speakers
  • selecting special event venues
  • selecting in-depth sessions
  • working with the National Office to prepare budget, and determine registration fee subject to the approval of the NEAFCS board

Awards & Recognition Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Awards & Recognition, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the membership, with special emphasis on recognition and accomplishments of members. The total committee will have a recommended range of 30-50 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.


Bylaws Committee (by appointment, only)

The Bylaws Committee is composed of one representative form each region, Immediate Past President, Board Secretary (Chair) and a member at large. Non-officer members shall serve a two-year staggered term. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for:

  • reviewing the bylaws
  • developing proposed revisions for consideration by the membership. A parliamentarian will review final proposed bylaws before presenting to the membership.

Bylaws Committee Members

Credentials Committee (by appointment, only)

This committee is chaired by a second year Regional Director. Committee will include the four Regional Directors and a member from each region who is not serving as a voting delegate. The Credentials Committee shall be responsible for:

  • securing and preparing a list of delegates and alternates
  • verifying and checking voting delegates during the Annual Session Business Meetings

Endowment Committee

This committee has 6-9 members including Active and Life members, two National Past Presidents, Immediate Past President and Treasurer. It will oversee the solicitation of funds for the endowment; it will work with the NEAFCS Investment Committee to develop the Endowment Investment goals.

  • terms will be 3 years
  • members may serve 2 terms
  • Committee will include at least one representative from each of the regions

Endowment Committee Members


Finance Committee (by appointment, only)

Composed of the Treasurer (Chair), Vice President for Awards and Recognition, Vice President for Professional Development, President-elect, Immediate Past President and one representative from each region. Non-officer members shall serve a two year staggered term. The Finance Committee shall be responsible for:

  • preparing the budget for fiscal year January 1 through December 31
  • presenting the budget to the membership at Annual Session
  • making recommendations to the board on financial matters of the organization.

Finance Committee Members


Investment Committee (by appointment, only)

The Investment Committee monitors and directs investments of monies in both the awards fund and the operating fund to meet the goals and objectives of each fund as outlined by the organization. The committee is composed of the current Treasurer, serving as chair, Immediate Past Treasurer, and three at-large members. Committee members will serve three year terms, staggered (Treasurer would serve 2 years as Treasurer, 2 years as immediate Past Treasurer). Committee members may serve two terms. Committee members must meet one of the following criteria:

  • previously served as Affiliate President and Treasurer or served as Treasurer of a professional organization or has appropriate educational background or training

Investment Committee Members


JCEP's PILD Planning Committee (by appointment, only)

Composed of the Vice President for Public Affairs and a Public Affairs Committee Subcommittee members (either Education or Advocacy). Both are two year terms.  The Public Affairs subcommittee member is appointed in the alternate year of the election of the Vice President for Public Affairs. The terms on this committee begin and end at the Public Issues Leadership Development Seminar. 

Member Resources Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Member Resources, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve the goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the diverse membership, with special emphasis on services and activities that encourage action participation of all members. The total committee will have a recommended range of 40-50 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.


National Nominating Committee (by appointment, only)

Chaired by the NEAFCS Immediate Past President, this committee is composed of two members elected from each of the four regions at the Regional Business Meetings. The Chair serves as a non-voting member except in the case of a tie. The National Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • selecting a slate of officers for National Officers and Regional Directors
  • presenting slate to the voting delegates

 National Nominating Committee Members


National Office Committee (by appointment, with input from others)

Chaired by the Immediate Past President, this committee includes the President, President Elect, Treasurer and the Vice President for Member Resources. The National Office committee is responsible for:

  • reviewing and monitoring services to ensure that they are effective, efficient
  • making recommendations to the board regarding management company contract and responsibilities

Professional Development Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Professional Development, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve goals of the strategic plan and focus on the priorities of the Executive Board and membership, with special emphasis on coordinating diverse educational opportunities. The total committee will have a recommended range of 30-40 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.

Secretary

Public Affairs Committee

Chaired by the Vice President for Public Affairs, this committee is structured into subcommittees to achieve the goals of the strategic plan and focus on priorities of the Executive Board and the diverse membership, with special emphasis on current public policy and legislative issues. The total committee will have a recommended range of 30-60 members. Subcommittee members will consist of a diverse representation from all regions.


Site Review Committee (by appointment, only)

This committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President and includes the President, President Elect, Vice President for Professional Development, the Executive Director (ex-officio) or Conference Planner, or others as designated by the President. The committee's tasks include:

  • Review bids to determine the site of future Annual Session according to rotation schedule by regions: Central, Southern, Eastern & Western.
  • Select future site during Annual Session and present recommendations to Executive Board for approval.
 

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