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2020-2021 AWMAC Committees

AWMAC’S COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

AWMAC’s organizational structure includes four committee groups, each of which has its area of responsibility and tasks. These include the STANDING COMMITTEES (permanent), TECHNICAL COMMITTEES (when required), AD-HOC COMMITTEES (for short term projects or issues as needed), and ADVISORY COMMITTEES (term dependent on need, advises or assists on a wide range of topics).

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Description: Committees that the Board of Directors uses continually on a more permanent basis. They are outlined in AWMAC’s bylaws or its Board policy manual.
  • Role/Responsibilities: Handles large and complex issues as outlined within the committee’s terms of reference.
  • Communication/Interaction: The committees are directed by and accountable to the Board of Directors.

 Executive Committee:

  • Rudy Bardeck, Chair
  • Jeff Clermont
  • Mark Whitman
  • Larry White
  • Michelle Morrell

Governance Committee:

  • Rudy Bardeck, Chair
  • Jeff Clermont
  • Mark Whitman
  • Michelle Morrell

Finance Committee:

  • Mark Whitman, Chair
  • Rudy Bardeck
  • Jeff Clermont
  • Michelle Morrell

Inter-Association Committee:

  • Rudy Bardeck, Chair
  • Jeff Clermont
  • Mark Whitman
  • Larry White
  • Michelle Morrell

Chapter Standardization Committee:

  • Larry White, Chair
  • Rudy Bardeck
  • Peter Gallagher
  • Steve Blight
  • Michelle Morrell

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

  • Description: Committees comprised of industry experts who develop and draft standards and, when required, resolve technical issues for AWMAC.
  • Role/Responsibilities: To provide oversight, and when needed, support on specific technical matters which are beyond the scope or expertise of available, non-technical Board members or staff in accordance with the committee’s terms of reference.
  • Communication/Interaction: The committees shall be accountable to and report to the Executive Director. The Executive Director, or designate, reports to the Board of Directors.

GIS Committee:

  • Nick Anastas, Ontario Representative & Chair
  • Simon Nunn, Saskatchewan Representative & Vice-Chair
  • Kasia Robinson, National GIS Director
  • Kevin Tierney, British Columbia Representative
  • Wayne Head, Southern Alberta Representative
  • Mark Whitman, Northern Alberta Representative
  • Dave Hudon, Manitoba Representative
  • Robert Fortier, Quebec Representative
  • JR Perry, Atlantic Representative
  • Moira Rowan, Secretary
  • Michelle Morrell, Executive Director

Manual Committee:

  • Scott McVittie, Chair
  • Jim Taylor
  • Nick Anastas
  • Martin Boutet – on leave
  • Michelle Morrell

Translation Committee:

  • Martin Boutet, Chair
  • Michelle Morrell

ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  • Description: A collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills. These committees augment and support the knowledge and skills of the Board and staff to guide the organization more effectively.
  • Role/Responsibilities: To provide advice and recommendations to the Executive Director for specific initiatives or matters when required.
  • Communication/Interaction: The committees are directed by and accountable to the Executive Director.

 Awards, Recognition & Events:

  • Menza Bouwman
  • Rick Mostert
  • Michelle Morrell

Marketing and Communications:

  • Chris Weening
  • Steve Blight
  • Menza Bouwman
  • Michelle Morrell

Education:

  • Rick Mostert
  • Jeff Clermont
  • Michelle Morrell

AD-HOC COMMITTEES

  • Description: Committees formed for a limited/temporary period to address a specific need.
  • Role/Responsibilities: To accomplish specific tasks, often on a short-term basis, not readily available elsewhere in the committee Each Ad-hoc Committeehas a goal to achieve or product to provide to its initiating body; when its task is completed, the committee is dismissed. If needed, the committee can be reactivated again.
  • Communication/Interaction: The committees are directed by, and accountable to, the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors dependent on the purpose of the committee. For example, a Bylaws Ad-Hoc Committee may be accountable to the Board wherein a Marketing Ad-Hoc Committee may be accountable to the Executive Director.

 

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