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Committees

Committees support the Chapter’s Executive Board in carrying out chapter projects and objectives. Active participation in committees is crucial for the chapter to be effective at voicing our collective opinions on wildlife policy matters in the region, communicating with membership and the public, and recognizing outstanding wildlife conservation and management work by individuals and groups. PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHAPTER BY JOINING A COMMITTEE. TO JOIN A COMMITTEE CONTACT A COMMITTEE CHAIR.

Nominating & Elections

Chair: Jenny Dickson, CT DEP – Wildlife Division ( jenny.dickson+po.state.ct.us)
Members: Geoffrey Krukar
Duties: The three-member Nominating and Elections Committee prepares a slate of two candidates for each of the elective positions, including President-Elect; Secretary-Treasurer; and State Representatives, from each of the five states within the Chapter’s area of organization.

Membership

Chair: Currently Vacant​
Members: No others at this time.​
Duties: Maintains and up-to-date membership list, registers attendees at Chapter workshops and meetings, and develops and implements strategies for maintaining and enhancing Chapter membership.

Program

Chair: David Cowell (djcowell@dons.usfca.edu)
Members: No others at this time.
Duties: This Committee arranges programs of all Regular and Annual Meetings including drafting an agenda, arranging speakers, coordinating refreshments and other aspects of meeting coordination.

For a more detailed outline of committee duties, click here.

Information & Education

Chair: Currently Vacant
Members:
Marion Larson, MA Fish & Wildlife
Michelle Cozine, USDA – NRCS
Duties: This Committee informs membership of Chapter and Society activities and interests through publication of biannual newsletter, website, listserve and other mechansims. It also informs members of the public on basic concepts of wildlife management and of Chapter and Society activities and interests.

Conservation Affairs

Chair: Justin Compton (just.a.compton@gmail.com)
Members:
Paul Rego, CT DEP – Wildlife Division
Tom Decker, VT Fish & Wildlife
John Austin, VT Fish & Wildlife
Duties: This Committee receives proposed resolutions or public statements from members at any time, and prepares, submits and recommends action on such items to the Executive Board.

Audit

Chair: Barry Parrish, US Fish & Wildlife Service (Retired)
Members: Scott Darling, VT Fish & Wildlife
Duties: This Committee consists of a chair and at least two additional members. It reviews the financial records and supporting documents of the Secretary-Treasurer at least annually. The Committee also reviews these records and documents prior to any change in the office of the Secretary-Treasurer.

Bylaws

Chair: Andrew Major (​andrew_major@fws.gov)
Members: No other members at this time.
Duties: This Committee consists of a chair and at least two additional members. It conducts a Bylaws review and recommends such changes in the Chapter Bylaws as shall be needed for practical conformity to Society Bylaws; acts upon recommendations of the Executive Board for revision or amendment of Chapter Bylaws; prepares such revisions or amendments in proper form for action by the Chapter; submits the same to the Secretary-Treasurer for action by members; and submits any changes approved by the membership to The Society for approval.

Awards

Chair: Laura Saucier, CT DEP – Wildlife Division (Laura.Saucier+po.state.ct.us)
Members:
Mark Scott, VT Fish & Wildlife
Marion Larson, MA Fish & Wildlife
Ann Kilpatrick, CT DEP – Wildlife Division
Duties: The Awards Committee consist of a chair and at least two additional members. This Committee develops criteria for (1) a Professional Achievement award, and (2) a Certificate of Recognition, for noteworthy contributions by persons or organizations outside the wildlife profession. The Committee further seeks and recommends prospective recipients of these awards.