Board Committees

Awards/Nominating 
The Awards/Nominating Committee shall be responsible for running the Chapters biennial awards program that shall correspond with the Chapter’s State Conference. The committee shall be responsible for developing the awards categories, soliciting nominations for awards, identifying a review committee, and generally managing the entire awards program. The committee shall also be responsible for identifying a list of potential Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) nominees from whom the Board may select such members that the Chapter shall officially nominate for the award. The committee shall also be responsible for assisting the selected nominees in organizing the submission materials and ultimately shall be responsible for filing the nomination package with FAICP. The committee shall be responsible for developing and administering any scholarship programs that may be facilitated by the Chapter. The Committee shall consist of at least three members of the Board, and shall conduct all nomination and election functions outlined in Sections 8.0 and 11.1 of the Bylaws.
Co-Chairs: Joyce Braverman & Ann Klavora, AICP

Communications
The Communications Committee shall be responsible for: soliciting newsworthy items from the membership; and production of the Chapter newsletter on a regular basis to the membership. The Communications Committee shall also be responsible for overseeing and updating the chapter’s website activities in conjunction with staff.
Co-Chairs: Ann Klavora, AICP & Katherine Keough-Jurs, AICP

Education
The Education Committee shall be responsible for identifying appropriate educational programs that may be offered during workshops, conferences, webinars, or other forums. The committee shall also be responsible for working with the Sections and the Conference Committee to identify emerging topics or issues that may need to be addressed during educational programming. The Committee shall assist in the organization and coordination of the state and regional conferences on an ongoing basis. The Committee shall also be responsible for preparing and updating the Chapter’s conference manual that shall identify the location of future conferences, where applicable, and the responsibilities of the Chapter and the Section hosting the conference. The Chair of the Education Committee and is expected to attend the meetings of the Board. 
Co-Chairs: Katherine Keough-Jurs, AICP & Christopher Anderson, AICP

Governance
The Governance Committee shall, on an ongoing basis, review the APA Ohio Code of Regulations and make any suggested modifications to the Board for consideration. The Governance Committee shall also be responsible for the development of any guides, governance plans, or written policies as it applies to the operations of the Chapter including, but not limited to, financial policies for the Sections, rules for meetings, or orientation materials for new Board members. The Governance Committee shall be responsible for facilitating the drafting of the APA Ohio Strategic Plan that shall include goals, objectives, and related policies as it relates to the purposes of the Chapter. The Board, staff of the Chapter, and the Chapter Committees shall use the strategic plan to guide the actions and activities of the Chapter to develop work plans of short- and long-term actions. A draft of the plan shall be distributed to the membership for a period of review and comments (at least 30 days) prior to the Board adopting the plan. The committee shall be responsible for facilitating an audit of the Chapter’s finances on an as-needed basis as may be prescribed more fully herein. The Committee shall report to the Board on an as needed basis.
Co-Chairs: Rachel Ray, AICP & Christopher Anderson, AICP

Legislative
The Legislative Committee shall monitor pending state legislation of interest to the Chapter and its members and participate in APA Legislative matters. The Legislative Committee shall be a forum for discussing legislative issues as it relates to planning and zoning in Ohio and shall develop recommendations to the Board in regards to policies for APA Ohio and for such planning and zoning issues in Ohio.
Co-Chairs: Todd Kinskey, AICP & Jason Russell, AICP

Membership
The Membership Committee shall be responsible for developing activities to expand and serve the membership of the Chapter including, but not limited to, developing membership surveys; managing membership drives, identifying new approaches to chapter memberships (e.g., group memberships, etc.); and the preparation of membership information in addition to any membership goals in the strategic plan. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for implementing the Chapter’s goals for increasing diversity in participation amongst the Board and in Chapter activities through outreach efforts and other avenues as may be developed by the committee. The Chair of the Committee is expected to attend the Board meetings.
Co-Chairs: Kimberly Wenger, AICP & Amanda Golden