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Board Committee Structure
(to be implemented in 2020-21)
Governance Committee (GC)
The Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the board. The focus of the committee revolves around the following four major areas with multiple responsibilities in each
Finance Committee (FC)
The Finance Committee is responsible for assisting the board in ensuring the organization is in good fiscal health. The work of the committee includes the following five major areas with multiple responsibilities in each.
Membership Development & Engagement Committee (MDEC)
The Membership Development & Engagement Committee is responsible for high-level, strategic plan priorities for the recruitment and retention of member programs and Associates as well as the engagement of individual members. While the staff generally handles membership questions, inquiries and applications, the MDEC develops ideas and provides guidance on attracting new members, creating strategies for retaining existing members, evaluating current programs/services (with PDC), and getting members involved in the mission. The work of the committee includes the following four major areas with multiple responsibilities in each.
Professional Development Activities Committee (PDAC)
The Professional Development Committee (PDC), comprised of multiple subcommittees and/or ad hoc committees, plans and assists with the delivery of EnglishUSA’s conferences, workshops, webinars, and other meetings related to the mission of the organization. While the staff generally handles the logistics components of resources and services provided, EnglishUSA relies heavily on board members and volunteers to assist with these. The work of the committee includes the following four major areas with multiple responsibilities in each.
Advocacy and External Relations Committees (AERC)
The Advocacy & External Relations Committee (AERC) promotes the public image and member interests of EnglishUSA stakeholders. The AERC committee is responsible for monitoring public policy and relations with stakeholders. The focus of the committee revolves around the following four major areas with multiple responsibilities in each.