Nebraska Chapter Committees

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2017-2018 NETWS Committees:

Nominating Committee (A three-member committee selected by the Executive Board responsible for preparing a slate of two candidates for each of the elective positions.):

1. Laurel Badura,  – Chair
2. Jess Jurzenski,
3. Mel Nenneman,

Membership Committee (Responsible for recruiting wildlife resource professionals in the state of Nebraska to become members of the Society, the Central Mountains and Plains Section and the Nebraska Chapter. The Committee is responsible for maintaining a list of all student members, as well.)

Shaun Dunn, – Chair

Additional volunteers or nominations are needed!

Programs Committee (Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the annual meeting, as well as working with the Student Chapter committee on student-professional workshops.)

Matt Steffl, – Chair
Jenny Prenosil
Laurel Badura
Eric Zach
Jess Jurzenski
Mark Lindvall
Mel Nenneman
Gerry Steinauer
Carl Wolfe

Certification Committee (Responsible for education, promotion, and dissemination of certification information to wildlife professionals.)

Carl Wolfe,

Additional volunteers or nominations are needed!

Conservation Review Committee/Conservation Affairs Committee (This committee is responsible for reviewing legislative proposals, administrative regulations, environmental assessments and impact statements, and other subjects or issues affecting wildlife or wildlife habitat within the State. This committee shall make recommendations to the Executive Board for any action that should be taken by the Chapter, including support letters to congress representatives and senators.)

Eric Zach, – Chair
Bill Vodehnal, – CMPS CAC Chair
Greg Schenbeck

Additional volunteers or nominations are needed!

Education and Information Committee (The committee is responsible for seeking and employing methods of informing the membership and public of basic concepts of wildlife management and of Chapter and Society activities and interests. This committee is in the process of defining their goals.)

Laurel Badura (Website)
Mark Lindvall (Newsletter editor)
Monica Macoubrie

Additional volunteers or nominations are needed, including a Chair

Student Chapter Committee (Responsible for communicating student chapter and state chapter activities to each other and the NETWS board.)

Student Members:

Chadron State College President (2016-2017) – Grant Gydesen,
University of Nebraska at Kearney President (2016-2017) – Emma Keele
University of Nebraska – Lincoln President (2016-2017) – Courtney Anderson, 
Wayne State College President (2016-2017 ) – Kylie Comba,

2016-2017 Ad Hoc Committees:

Awards Committee (Responsible for seeking and reviewing nominations for the Chapters awards and scholarships including Student Travel award, Joe Gabig award, Professional of the Year and Career Professional of the Year. This committee also oversees the Student Poster Competition and other annual meeting competitions, as needed.)

Laurel Badura, – Chair
Bill Vodehnal
Mark Vrtiska
Shaun Dunn
Jess Jurzenski