The Executive Council shall establish standard Committees, which shall perform specific duties and responsibilities as defined herein. The President shall appoint a Chair for each Committee from the Executive Council. Each Committee shall develop and follow policies and procedures, which shall be approved by the Executive Council. Each Committee Chair shall submit to the Executive Council a list of activities that will be pursued by the Committee in the fiscal year. If required, a budget request shall accompany the planned activities reported. Committees may research and draft positions on pertinent issues. However, all issues that result in taking a position must be forwarded to the Executive Council, which is the sole body that may formally adopt a position on any issue.
The following Committees are currently active:
Activities/Conference Committee: This is a year- round committee that organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, socials/meetups and other VAMLIS activities. The main focus is planning the annual GIS Conference (GeoCon). The President-Elect or other appointed executive council member chairs this committee. A list of sub-committees can be found here. We are seeking members for this committee.
Communications/Marketing Committee: This is a year-round committee that is responsible for publishing the newsletter and other materials, conducting member surveys, and maintaining the membership directory and other content on the web page. It also coordinates the dissemination of all member related information via emails and other social media accounts. The Vice-President or other appointed executive council member chairs this committee. We are seeking members for this committee.
Nominating Committee: The President and/or Past-President appoints a nominating committee, once a year, consisting of three (3) voting members in good standing. The sole responsibility of this committee shall be to select at least one (1) member in good standing from the pool of voting members for each open Executive Council position. Nominations should represent candidates that live or work in Virginia. The committee’s recommendations will be posted for election by members at the annual conference.
If you would like to join a committee, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating you are interested in volunteering!
The following committees are currently inactive:
Education Committee: These duties are absorbed by the Executive Council.
Legislative Committee: These duties are absorbed by the Executive Council.
Membership Committee: These duties are absorbed by the Communications/Marketing Committee.