The Only Organization Working Exclusively to Conserve and Restore

California's Native Grasslands

CNGA Committees

CNGA Committees help guide policy and complete projects and advocacy work. If you are interested in joining a committee, email: admin@cnga.org.

Active Committees

Advisory Committee

Executive Committee - JP Marie, President & Committee Chair

  • Develops Annual Plan and Budge
  • Assures adherence to bylaws
  • Monitors and analyzes fiscal status
  • Oversees staff operations and personnel
  • Develops policies
  • Review and approves committee work
  • Develops/evaluates fundraising plans and revenue streams
  • Cultivates relationships with donors

Grasslands Editorial Committee - Michelle Halbur, Committee Chair; Whitney Brim-Deforest, Editor

  • Solicits submissions for Grasslands
  • Establishes themes for each issue
  • Reviews submissions and recommends modification or editing as needed

Workshop Committee - Emily Allen, Committee Chair

  • Reviews and approves workshop curriculum and materials
  • Establishes and maintains policy for distribution of all workshop materials to the public
  • Plans workshop logistics
  • Leads development of new workshops

Conservation Advocacy Committee - Chad Aakre, Committee Chair

  • Develops and evaluates opportunities for conservation-oriented projects
  • Leads advocacy for legislation and mandates promoting native grass/grasslands conservation
  • Reviews information and current thought pertaining to conservation issues

Development & Outreach Committee -  Committee Chair Open

  • Conducts general outreach
  • Researches grants
  • Suggests fundraising objectives for Board approval
  • Membership Outreach
  • Web page and Internet Outreach
  • Research/Science Committee
  • Outreach to University faculty and students

Research, Science & Education Committee -- Committee Chair: Justin Luong

  • Stays current on grassland research
  • Facilitates public access to research-related information
  • Provides content review of information disseminated through CNGA programs
  • Develops grassland-related curriculum for use by educators based on California Standards
  • Reviews & evaluates existing on-line grassland-related lessons for use in the curriculum
  • Designs original grassland-related lessons
GRASS Scholarship Committee -- Michele Hammond, Committee Chair
  • Develops grant criteria
  • Organizes outreach to solicit applications and funding
  • Reviews submissions and selects recipients 

Nominating & Board Evaluation Committee - Ad Hoc, formed in August

  • Plans for recruitment to meet specific Board needs
  • Develops self-assessment tools for annual Board review
  • Creates a Board development plan to be implemented year-round


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