NEAPMS Committee Structure
The Society has several standing committees, each represented by a number of NEAPMS Directors. We welcome all members to become active with a committee that best suits their interests. If you are interested in participating in a committee please contact one of the NEAPMS Board Members for more information.
- A/V Sub-Committee This sub-committee is responsible for planning and implementing the A/V plans for the conference, including set up and operation of the laptops and projects for the conferences and loading of talks onto the equipment.
- Awards Committee The Awards Committee is responsible for identifying members who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote the Society’s mission, or that are finished their term as an officer or director for the Society.
- By-Laws Committee The By-Laws Committee seeks to ensure that the Board is operating under the guidelines of the Society’s By-Laws, and recommends appropriate By-Laws changes as may be needed to conduct the business of the Society.
- Editorial Committee The Editorial Committee gathers and develops content for the semi-annual production and publication of the Nor’Easter, the Society’s newsletter.
- Government Affairs Committee The Government Affairs Committee serves as a liaison to keep the Society informed of regional and federal initiatives as they relate to aquatic plant management issues. This committee is also responsible for receiving state/affiliate updates for inclusion in the Nor’Easter newsletters.
- Internal Audit & Budget Committee The Internal Audit and Budget Committee seeks to evaluate and make budget predictions and recommendations for the Society, to aid in fiscal planning, conference planning, and preparation for the annual accounting activities.
- Local Arrangements Committee The Local Arrangements Committee identifies venues for upcoming Annual Meetings, visits those venues to ensure they meet Society needs, and negotiates contracts for upcoming meetings and plans food, conference space layout and other related elements of on-site conference planning.
- Membership Committee The Membership Committee seeks to expand the Society’s membership by identifying and contacting individuals in the region that may have an interest in joining and/or supporting the Society.
- Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee is generally comprised of the Society’s President and immediate Past President. Their mission is to identify nominees for board positions.
- Program Committee The Program Committee works to develop content for the Annual Meetings, including identifying topics, presenters, and workshops for the meetings and preparing an abstract and bio packet for the conference.
- Scholarship Committee The Scholarship Committee is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and selecting scholarship recipients for the Society.
- Website Committee The Website Committee is responsible for reviewing and updating the Society’s website to keep members informed and content updated.