Our Chapter has a small staff with an active group of dedicated volunteer members who serve on our Committees. These Committees are a driving force of the change we make in our region and support the Chapter by assisting in the development of events and regional initiatives, ensuring the financial health of the organization, and acting as the liaison between our Chapter and our membership, and more. All volunteers are active Chapter Members and passionate about green building. (To find out how to become a member, click here. To learn how to join a Committee, click here.) Read below to learn more about each of our Committees.
If you are interested in sitting on one of the following Committees, please contact us.
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD
Committee Chair: Andy Schonberger, Chair of the Board
The Executive Committee consists of the following board members: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive Committee meets as needed to make decisions when there is no regularly scheduled Board meeting. The Executive Committee is responsible for conducting an annual performance review of the Executive Director.
Committee Chair: Darryl Neate, Treasurer & Director
The Finance Committee is responsible for the development of mid to long term financial plans (in line with the Board’s Strategic Plan) that ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Chapter. The Committee oversees the preparation of an annual budget for presentation to the Board of Directors. In addition, it reviews the quarterly and annual financial statements and provides a report on the financial status of the Chapter to the Board of Directors and membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Committee Chair: Amanda Smith, Secretary & Director
The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing and maintaining the Chapter By-Laws & Policies, ensuring that all Chapter Committees follow Chapter By-Laws and National Policies, collaborating with the Executive Director and the Board to identify and contain any potential issues arising from any action. This Committee is the repository of knowledge and information concerning governance for the Chapter.
Committee Chair: Andrea Wolf-Strike
The Education Committee is responsible for the strategy that guides the Chapter’s education program and advises on education content, target audiences, partnering organizations, etc. The Committee monitors and evaluates education programs to ensure their continued effectiveness.
Committee Chair: Rob Edwards
The Membership Committee develops strategic membership recruitment and retention strategies and ensures the provision of a program of member services that provides direct and tangible benefits to all members. It also guarantees the flow of appropriate communication from the entire membership to all formed Committees and the National Board of Directors, and that the wishes of the majority of membership are conveyed to relevant committees for consideration.
EMERGING GREEN PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
Committee Chairs: Nitika Jagtiani & Jason Gray
The purpose of the Emerging Green Professionals Committee is to create networking and education opportunities for EGPs that are different in scope to those delivered by the Chapter. The EGP Committee maintains its reporting relationship to the Board through the inclusion of a Board representative at all its meetings.
Committee Chair: Julia St. Michael
AD HOC COMMITTEES
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Committee Chair: Ken Feinstein
The Marketing and Communications Committee reports to the Executive Director and promotes effective marketing and communications related to the Chapter in order to engage its membership and ensure its recognition as industry experts, a place of knowledge and leadership to the industry/government/institutions and general public. It also focuses on increasing sponsorship/partnership opportunities with industry/government/institutions.
Committee Co-Chairs: Jim Lord, Director; Nelson Elliott
The Program Committee reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for suggesting innovative and exciting new programs to appeal to our increasingly diverse membership. The Committee may also offer assistance with sponsorship and logistics of events as required.