Board Committees

Member & External Relations Committee (MER)

The Member and External Relations Committee is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and recommending direction and performance of membership development
  • Planning and recommending membership relations, image building, and public relations activities
  • Reviewing and reporting on local section and WEF activities
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to the Constitution and Bylaws
  • Reviewing and certifying local section and committee standing rules
  • Determining and recognizing state and WEF award winners
  • Developing marketing and communication strategies
  • Oversight of the Northern, Southern and Joint Committees

The MER Committee membership is made-up of the:

  • All WEF Directors (3)
  • 2nd Year Director at Large
  • 1st Year Regional Committee Chair

Operations Committee (OPS)
The Operations Committee (OPS) is responsible for:

  • Implementation of a programmatic budget (developed by PPD and approved by the board)
  • Reviewing the audit or financial review
  • Reviewing and recommending appropriate changes in dues, fees, or other income sources to ensure fiscal responsibility
  • Reviewing and recommending guidelines for bookkeeping, financial reviews, and cash funds
  • Reviewing the financial activities of CWEA committees and conferences
  • Reviewing and recommending changes to operations policies or procedures are required
  • Oversight of publications, conference activities, and the technical certification program activities
  • Oversight of the Training Coordination Committee

The Operations Committee membership is made-up of the:

  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2nd Year Director-at-Large (who will become Treasurer)
  • 1st Year Director-at-Large (2)
  • TCP Chair Director
  • 2nd Year Regional Committee Chair

Planning & Program Development Committee Information (PPD)

The Planning and Program Development (PPD) Committee is responsible for:

  • Design of annual planning and program development.
  • Planning the annual budget.
  • Preparing the annual program plan.
  • Planning work sessions.
  • Developing the strategic framework (vision, mission, objectives).
  • Recommending sites; topics and contracts for the Annual Conference, and all other Conferences with an anticipated regional audience.
  • Developing and recommending policies and procedures regarding the conduct of all training activities.
  • Review of, and recommendations regarding new program development
  • Overseeing activities of Task Forces and Special Committees.
  • Reporting and recommending to the Board on all matters from the Committee.

The Planning and Program Development Committee membership is made-up of the:

  • President Elect
  • Vice President
  • Past President
  • 3rd Year Regional Chair Director (past Regional Chair)
  • 3rd Year Director-at-Large