National Committees

National Committees/Task Forces

Committee Name

Description

Board Liaison (BL)/
Committee Chair (CC)

Membership Committee

The purpose of the National Membership Committee is to achieve the membership retention and growth goals as described in the SGMP Strategic Plan. Primary membership growth goals are to attract 5% (net) new members each year by 2024 and to retain at least 80% of members each year.
 
This committee is responsible for guiding chapter membership chairs and chapter leaders on:
  • Retaining existing members by continuous communication with existing members about renewal of membership
  • Recognizing accomplishments of our members
  • Providing exclusive education and training for government planners and suppliers, and 
  • How to utilize a systems approach to reach people who can benefit from SGMP through various resources. 
 
Estimated time of involvement: The committee will meet on a monthly basis for 1 hour and will have assignments from the meetings that could take up to 2 hours a month.

Michelle Milligan, Board Liaison

CHis McLaughlin, Board Liaison
 

Nominations and Elections

This committee manages the process for chapter and national elections.  Committee members are assigned 2-4 chapters (during chapter elections) to serve as a liaison.
 
Committee workload is conducted primarily via email, but also includes approximately one committee conference call per month October-May.  Time commitment is approximately 4 hours per month.  The committee is tasked with developing appropriate timelines, templates and other resource docs for the entire N&E life cycle – both on the national and chapter level. Committee liaisons work with 2-4 chapter N&E chairs throughout the (chapter election) process and serve as a resource for the chapters

Michelle Milligan, Board Liaison

Finance Committee

This committee assists the Society with financial suggestions and oversight.

Mark Richardson, Board Liaison

Sponsorship Taskforce

This task force will be focused on developing sponsorship opportunities for the Society including but not limited to the NEC. Quarterly calls will be held, with an increase in calls prior to NEC.
 
Estimated time of involvement: 5 hours per month.

Chris McLaughlin, Board Liaison

Mark Richardson, Board Liaison

JLM/S Taskforce

This task force will assist in developing content for the Joint Leadership Meeting/Session which is held twice a year—once in January and the other at the National Education Conference. The task force will meet for a few months prior to both events to develop content and find presenters. Active engagement is needed for the months leading up to the events.

Estimated time of involvement: 2-4 hours per month.

Dina Fong, Board Liaison

National Communications Committee 
This committee will assist SGMP national communications by providing content and/or solicit article suggestions as well as potential authors on a number of platforms:
  • Social Media
  • Blog on SGMP.org website
  • Government Connections magazine
 
The committee will also provide guidance and support chapter communication chairs and chapter leaders by sharing best practices to effectively reach and engage SGMP members and promote the organization’s events and other news. Estimated time of involvement: 2-3 hours per month including one-hour bi-monthly committee meetings.
Dina Fong
Lorie Jaegers
Programming/Education  Committee
This committee will ensure SGMP’s educational offerings support its mission and are responsive to the needs of the SGMP membership and the profession at large.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with the Gilmer Education and Programming Trustees, create new programs for chapters to use for monthly meetings
  • Assist with the review of programs submitted by chapters for inclusion in the program bank
  • Solicit input from SGMP members regarding their educational needs
  • Recommend new educational offerings for Gilmer Trustee and National Board approval
 
Qualifications: Committee members must have a desire to support the goals and objectives of the committee and SGMP. Since most communication and work will be conducted electronically, members should have regular access to email, phone, and the internet. In addition, members should possess the ability to quickly learn systems used in the work of the committee - Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, Zoom Conferencing, etc. 
 
The Length of Appointment: 1 year
 
Estimated time of involvement: The Education Committee will conduct the business of the committee through an ongoing schedule of quarterly conference calls and electronic communications. The time commitment is roughly 2-4 hours per month.
Kathleen Ryan, Gilmer Trustee
Henry Harper, Gilmer Trustee
Fundraising Task Force
This task force will assist the Fundraising Trustees with securing auction items and planning the Annual NEC Auction. The task force will conduct quarterly conference calls with the possibility of monthly calls March – May.
 
Estimated time of involvement: 1-3 hours per month, with the largest commitment being the months of February - May.
Wayne Callis, Gilmer Trustee
Erica Bradford, Gilmer Trustee
40th Anniversary Task Forceq
This task force will create plans on ways to celebrate SGMP’s 40th anniversary throughout the year as well as at the 2021 NEC. (Side note given financial constraints this task force will be charged with thinking outside the box on ways to celebrate with little cost to the organization.)
 
Estimated time of involvement: 2-4 hours per month.
Marie Arighi

 

Additional task forces are created on an as needed basis. Past task forces include Blue Ribbon Task Force.