STANDING COMMITTEES of NAMEExecutive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Association. The President shall be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, under the policy guidance of the Board, shall act for the Board between meetings and such action shall be reviewed for the Board at its next regular meeting. The Executive Committee shall keep regular minutes of its proceedings and shall provide its report to the Board of Directors.
Become more active in the organization by being a part of a NAME committee that develops policy, responds to current events and helps build organizations. You can do this by becoming active in NAME by joining one of the seven committees listed below. NAME committees that are identified in the bylaws to assist the board in designing the future direction for the association. At this time there is no financial support for committees; most work will be completed via email and annual meetings during the conference. To join a committee, send an email to NAME (serve@NAMEorg.org), call the NAME office 202-679-NAME (6263).
Advancing Multicultural Learning Committee
The Advancing Multicultural Learning Committee designs and oversees opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice.
Annual Conference Committee
The Annual Conference Committee shall consist of at least ten (10) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Annual Conference Committee shall coordinate, in conjunction with the Executive Director, the program development for NAME's annual meetings. Activities include identifying (with the Board) the theme of the conference; designing the program; identifying, contacting, and confirming keynote speakers; reviewing proposals and selecting those for presentation as concurrent sessions; managing the preconference institutes, film festival, and exhibits; and providing outreach and publicity for the annual meetings. Ad-hoc committees of the Annual Conference Committee may be established, at the discretion of the chairperson, to oversee certain of these purposes.
The Awards Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Committee is responsible for developing the criteria for the annual awards identified by the Board of Directors; seeking nominations for the awards; reviewing the applications; selecting the awardees; and coordinating the awards presentation at the annual conference.
The Bylaws Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President.. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the bylaws for the Association and its chapters; reviewing regularly the policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors. Activities include the regular and systematic review of the bylaws of new chapters, policies and procedures guiding the association's operations; and updating the bylaws as necessary and preparing documents with proposed changes for review and approval by the membership. After the review of a chapter's bylaws and supporting information, the chair of the Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for the acceptance of new chapters.
Communications/Outreach Committee (Subcommittee: Job Bank)
The Communications/Outreach Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association. The Committee shall be responsible for coordinating use of electronic media for connecting and engaging members of the Association, as well as connecting the Association with relevant external constituencies.
The Development Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Development Committee shall be responsible for creating, implementing, and periodically evaluating a plan to generate diverse revenue streams for the Association. The Committee shall coordinate its work with that of the Planning and Finance Committee. The Development Committee shall also ensure that the values and processes of sources of external funding are consistent with those of the Association.
The Membership Committee shall consist of at least one member in good standing from each region of the Association, recommended by the Regional Director for that region; members are appointed by the President. The Membership Committee shall oversee activities to promote membership in the Association. The activities shall include efforts to recruit new members, retain current members, and publicize the Association for membership purposes.
The Mentoring Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President, and shall represent a diversity of work settings. The Mentoring Committee shall oversee the planning and implementation of processes and events for in which more senior and experienced people will mentor younger and/or junior people to assume leadership roles in work that is consistent with the mission of NAME.
The Nominating Committee shall consist of six (6) members of the Association from different regions; members are appointed by the President. The Committee shall oversee and supervise nomination and election procedures. The Committee shall present nominations for offices and positions of the Association.
Planning and Finance Committee
The Planning and Finance Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President. The Committee oversees the management of the Association's financial affairs consistent with the organization's strategic plan. Activities include the development of the annual budget; review of the periodic financial reports; monitoring of investments; developing recommendations related to investment strategies of the association; and initiating fund raising activities. In addition, the committee makes recommendations to the Board regarding processes for directing the Association's strategic planning.
Political Action Committee
Political advocacy is one of the primary strategic initiatives for NAME. This new committee will pick up where already planned initiatives leave off, beginning with development of a vision for what political advocacy and action should mean for NAME.
The Publications Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members in good standing of the Association; members are appointed by the President.. The Committee shall be responsible for coordinating the production of all print and electronic publications of the Association including the website, newsletters, magazines, and journals.