Committees / Volunteer

Do you want to volunteer to serve on an FGWA committee? This is your opportunity to become more active in your association. Please take a moment to read through the various committee descriptions and choose the one that best fits you.

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Awards Committee

Charged with establishing and coordinating an awards program. The committee shall plan an event honoring each year’s award recipients and evaluate continuing and new awards for the association. Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and minimal e-mail communication.

Budget/ Finance Committee

Reviews association financial statements monthly or as necessary. Oversees staff financial spending and assists staff in planning annual budget. Expected to participate in approximately 1- 4 conference calls throughout the year and light e-mail communication.

Bylaws Committee

Review bylaws and recommend changes as needed. The committee meets via conference call as needed.

CE Course & Provider Approval Committee

Charged with reviewing Course Provider and Approval requests. The committee shall review the CE Manual each year and make recommendations for changes. The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.

Chapter 373 Initiative

Charged with reviewing other state statute issues and making recommendations for changes as needed. The committee also facilitates discussion with DEP regarding FGWA member recommendation and concerns. The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.

Convention Activities (Ad-Hoc)

To develop onsite and offsite social activities that are in conjunction with the annual convention and trade show. Reviews locations and determines special event offerings. Works closely with Convention & Education Committee. Expected to participate in 4-6 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication.

Convention & Education Committee

To develop the programming for the annual convention to include, but not be limited to, identifying: educational topics of interest to members and potential presenters on those topics. Reviews locations, determines educational content and special event offerings for the convention. Works closely with the Convention Activities Committee. Expected to participate in 5-10 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication.

Government Relations/ Environmental Committee

To address legislative and regulatory issues of importance to the FGWA and develop relevant political strategies. To make recommendations to the FGWA leadership for annual legislative leadership awards. Also follows regulatory issues. Expected to participate in 5-10 conference calls throughout the year, moderate e-mail communication (heavy during session), attend (if possible) meetings with legislators, committee meetings and follow bill changes, rules changes, etc. Works very closely with FGWA Lobbyist, Phil Leary.

Long Range Planning/ Investment Committee

Charged with reviewing appropriate long-term financial strategies for FGWA. To make recommendations to FGWA leadership on investment opportunities, encourage enforcement of Important Regulations, and make CEC’s helpful to increase WWC profitability, communication and attract members. The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.

Media Committee

The committee shall oversee the FGWA’s current communication tools and make recommendations for improvement and implementation of new tools and methods. The committee shall strive to improve communications to members, potential members, the legislature and general public. Expected to participate in approximately 4-8 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication.

Membership Committee

To recruit and retain members to the association and to ensure the FGWA’s value-proposition is met by offering quality products and services. Work with staff to create a plan of work for recruitment and retention for the year. Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and moderate e-mail communication.

Rules & Regulations Committee

This committee also attends the DEP workshops 3 times a year in various locations that are in conjunction with the FGWA quarterly membership meeting and the annual convention. Members share new, innovative ideas and industry concerns and issues as it relates to rules, regulations and legislation. Meetings are in person at the all-day workshops and email and conference calls are determined based on committee activity and DEP issues.

Safety Committee

Ensures no exhibitors violate safety codes onsite at the annual convention. In addition, reviews outgoing materials presented by staff to ensure proper codes and rules are being enforced and practiced. Minimal e-mail communication.

Scholarship Committee

Charged with evaluating scholarship applicants and make a recommendation to the board of directors. Expected to participate in 2-4 conference calls throughout the year and minimal e-mail communication.

Site Selection Committee

Charged with reviewing proposed site selections and making recommendations for future meeting locations, including the quarterly membership meeting and annual convention. The committee will work with staff to ensure that the site selection process continues the geographic rotation of conference, workshop and other meeting sites. The committee meets via conference call as needed; light e-mail communication.