ASLCS Committees 2021-2022

11/1/2021

Most of the work of the society is done in standing committees, as established by the bylaws. There are currently 11 standing committees, as well as several special committees established through the Standing Orders. ASLCS members have an opportunity each year to choose the committees on which they would like to serve.

The committees meet in conjunction with the spring, summer and fall meetings of ASLCS, and also accomplish their work through conference calls and email exchanges. For scheduling purposes, the committees are divided into three categories—A, B and C.

2021-2022 ASLCS Committees

Bylaws and Standing Orders Committee (A)

The Bylaws and Standing Orders Committee is charged with reviewing all suggested changes to the society's Bylaws and Standing Orders. The committee recommends for adoption only those changes that are absolutely necessary to improve the function of the society.

See the Bylaws and Standing Orders Committee webpage.

Susan Furlong (Nev.) – Chair 
Lee Cassis (W.Va.) – Vice Chair
Ron Smith (La.) – Vice Chair

Michael Adams (Va.)

Josh Babel (Ariz.)

Annette Biamonte (Nev.)

Brad Bolin (Ill.)

Lisa Davis (Miss.)

Yolanda Dixon (La.)

Janice Gadd (Utah)

Leann Gallagher (Calif.)

Sanam Hooshidary (Calif.)

Russell Humphrey (Tenn.)

Kay Inabnet (Wis.)

Sabrina Lewellen (Ark.)

Michael Linn (Minn.)

Melissa Mapes (Minn.)

Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)

Brandon Metzler (Neb.)

Dana Rademan Miller (Mo.i)

Sherry Rodriguez (Nev.)

Ali Sagraves (Ohio)

Susan Schaar (Va.)

Paul Smith (N.H.)

Patsy Spaw (Texas)

Sherri Stacks (Ark.)

Emily White (Mo.)

Heshani Wijemanne (Calif.)

Inside the Legislative Process Committee (A)*

The Inside the Legislative Process Committee reviews and produces Inside the Legislative Process, an online research tool that is published biennially to the society's website. This informational reference document is based on comprehensive surveys of legislative clerks and secretaries. The committee works closely with NCSL to develop the survey questions and to record responses to the survey in an easily usable format that reflects current legislative process.

See the Inside the Legislative Process Committee webpage.

Erin Gillitzer (Wis.) – Chair*
Jay Pearson (Va.) – Vice Chair*
Rhonda Schierer (Ky.) – Vice Chair*

Megan Selin Allen (Utah)

Morgan Barton (Mo.)

Eugene Clark (Miss.)

Ryan Dunphy (Del.)

Jeffrey Hedges (Texas)

John Hollman (Ill.)

Marcia Homstead (Maine)

Martha Jarrow (Ark.)

Buddy Johnson (Ark.)

Amanda Lindqvist (Mass.)

Daniel Loyd (Ark.)

Katie Mechlin (Mo.)

Mollie Melton (N.C.)

Callie Nobles (Tenn.)

Jamie Oswalt (Ala.)

Obie Rutledge (Ore.)

Jen Storie (Utah)

Steven Tilley (La.)

Morgan Tripamer (Mo.)

Jessica Tupper (Minn.)

BetsyAnn Wrask (Vt.)

Tammy Wright (N.H.)

 

*Two-year appointment

Site Selection Committee (A)

The Site Selection Committee investigates and selects a host city for the ASLCS Professional Development Seminar. The committee submits a formal recommendation to the Executive Committee, which has final authority over the selection of the host city.

See the Site Selection Committee webpage.

Nanette Mitchell (Tenn.), chair
Jackie Scott (Va.), vice chair
Jeryn Veserat (Wis.), vice chair

Susan Aceves (Ariz.)

Nicole Albers (Texas)

Mary Andrus (Utah)

Sarah Armistead (Va.)

Sarah Bannister (Wash.)

Laura Bell (Wash.)

Scott Caffey (Texas)

Lee Cassis (W.Va.)

Liz Clark (Alaska)

Ann Cornwell (Ark.)

Kimberly Cox (Tenn.)

Sarah Curry (Ore.)

Barrett Dudley (Ark.)

Heather Fahey (Ariz.)

Greg Glass (Tenn.)

Darek Grant (Maine)

Pat Harris (Ala.)

Jason Hataway (Nev.)

Lucy Hepburn-Darris (Mo.)

Daniel Hicks (Tenn.)

Cathy Hooe (Va.)

Susan Kannarr (Kan.)

Mary Ann Krol (Ky.)

Jeannine Layell (Va.)

Tammy Letzler (Tenn.)

Lourdes Litchfield (Texas)

Sue Morain (La.)

Alison Morris (Mass.)

Jennifer Novak (Idaho)

Lacy Ramirez (Ore.)

José Rodríguez-Amorós (P.R.)

Colleen Rust (Wash.)

Sarah Schaben (Mo.)

Donna Schulte (Mo.)

Angela Smith (La.)

Paul Smith (N.H.)

Alona Tate (Vt.)

Ellen Thompson (Wyo.)

Jan Waldrop (Va.)

Ann Marie Walp (Tenn.)

Tammy Wehrle (Wis.)

Jennifer Welch (Va.)

Alan Whittington (Tenn.)

J. W. Wiley (La.)

Cheryl Wilson (Va.)

Patience Worrel (Texas)

Joyce Wright (Ala.)

Michelle Wright (Va.)

Technology Committee (A)

The Technology Committee explores new technology and examines its adaptation to state legislative operations. The committee shares information with society members through reports and programs presented at the NCSL Legislative Summit and the ASLCS Professional Development Seminar. The committee, in accordance with publication standards and subject to Executive Committee approval, provides guidance to the NCSL regarding the design, content, and maintenance of the society's website. The chair of the committee, or the chair's designee, serves as one of the administrators responsible for monitoring the content and membership of the society's Facebook group. Each year, the committee reviews the Facebook group and the overall design of the society's website and recommends changes to the Executive Committee.

See the Technology Committee webpage.

Michael Queensland (Wis.), chair
Jay Jacobs (Ky.), vice chair
Rebecca Silbernagel (Vt.), vice chair

Jeffrey Beighley (Wis.)

Melissa Bybee-Fields (Ky.)

Andrew Carpenter (Colo.)

Paula Consigli (Mass.)

Bernard Dean (Wash.)

Nancy Ellison (Utah)

Joy Engelby (Mo.)

Meggan Foesch (Wis.)

Michelle Fontenot (La.)

Kirstynn Gonzales (Calif.)

Robert Haney (Texas)

Donna Robinson Holiday (Ky.)

Crystaline Jones (Alaska)

Tim Kehoe (Conn.)

Becky King (Ky.)

Roberto Lusanta (Nev.)

Julie Martyn (Wis.)

Melanie Newby (Va.)

Jeff Takacs (Fla.)

Jessica Upadhye (Calif.)

Brittany Yunker Carlson (Wash.)

International Communication and Development Committee (B)

The International Communication and Development Committee reviews the society's relationship with countries other than Canada and the society's role within NCSL in working with those countries. The committee receives reports from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee and works with other NCSL staff sections involved in international relations. The committee annually publishes the International Directory, which includes the objectives and goals of the society and its foreign partner associations. The chair of the committee, along with the president and associate vice president, represent the society at the annual meeting of ANOMAC.

See the International Communication and Development Committee webpage.

Obie Rutledge (Ore.), chair
Pat Harris (Ala.), vice chair
Liz Clark (Alaska), vice chair

Michael Adams (Va.)

Brad Bolin (Ill.)

Melissa Bybee-Fields (Ky.)

Andrew Carpenter (Colo.)

Lee Cassis (W.Va.)

Ann Cornwell (Ark.)

Yolanda Dixon (La.)

Nancy Ellison (Utah)

Joy Engelby (Mo.)

Susan Furlong (Nev.)

Janice Gadd (Utah)

Leann Gallagher (Calif.)

Kirstynn Gonzales (Calif.)

Darek Grant (Maine)

Robert Haney (Texas)

Jeffrey Hedges (Texas)

Russell Humphrey (Tenn.)

Crystaline Jones (Alaska)

Daniel Loyd (Ark.)

Melissa Mapes (Minn.)

Katie Mechlin (Mo.)

Dana Rademan Miller (Mo.)

Nanette Mitchell (Tenn.)

Alison Morris (Mass.)

Callie Nobles (Tenn.)

Jennifer Novak (Idaho)

Michael Queensland (Wis.)

Lacy Ramirez (Ore.)

Sherry Rodriguez (Nev.)

José Rodríguez-Amorós (P.R.)

Colleen Rust (Wash.)

Paul Smith (N.H.)

Patsy Spaw (Texas)

Jeff Takacs (Fla.)

Morgan Tripamer (Mo.)

Jessica Tupper (Minn.)

Ann Marie Walp (Tenn.)

Tammy Wehrle (Wis.)

Emily White (Mo.)

Cheryl Wilson (Va.)

BetsyAnn Wrask (Vt.)

Joyce Wright (Ala.)

Tammy Wright (N.H.)

Legislative Administrator Committee (B)

The Legislative Administrator Committee publishes The Legislative Administrator, the official society newsletter, up to three times annually. This publication gives all members an opportunity to share the news of the society. It contains the minutes from meetings of the Executive Committee, standing committees, and other business meetings, as well as news articles about members and their states. The chair or co-chairs of the committee have final authority over the content of the newsletter.

See the Legislative Administrator Committee webpage.

Sarah Bannister (Washington), chair
Jamie Oswalt (Alabama), vice chair
Kay Inabnet (Wisconsin), vice chair

Megan Selin Allen (Utah)

Annette Biamonte (Nevada)

Eugene Clarke (Mississippi)

Kim Cox (Tennessee)

Michelle Fontenot (Louisiana)

Jason Hataway (Nevada)

Donna Robinson Holiday (Kentucky)

Cathy Hooe (Virginia)

Sanam Hooshidary (California)

Tim Kehoe (Connecticut)

Amanda Lindqvist (Massachusetts)

Bernadette McNulty (California)

Brandon Metzler (Nebraska)

Breann O'Leary (Washington)

Sarah Schaben (Missouri)

Alona Tate (Vermont)

Heshani Wijemanne (California)

Membership and Communication Committee (B)

The Membership and Communication Committee works to strengthen the society's membership and to improve the society's ability to share information with its members.

See the Membership and Communication Committee webpage.

Angela Smith (Louisiana), chair
Barrett Dudley (Arkansas), vice chair
Meggan Foesch (Wisconsin), vice chair

Tim Sekerak (Oregon) - ex officio
Ali Sagraves (Ohio) - ex officio

Susan Aceves (Arizona)

Morgan Barton (Missouri)

Sarah Curry (Oregon)

Ryan Dunphy (Delaware)

Heather Fahey (Arizona)

Erin Gillitzer (Wisconsin)

Daniel Hicks (Tennessee)

John Hollman (Illinois)

Jay Jacobs (Kentucky)

Martha Jarrow (Arkansas)

Buddy Johnson (Arkansas)

Susan Kannarr (Kansas)

Tammy Letzler (Tennessee)

Julie Martyn (Wisconsin)

Carrie Maulin (Idaho)

Nanette Mitchell (Tennessee)

Melanie Newby (Virginia)

Jay Pearson (Virginia)

Rebecca Silbernagel (Vermont)

Sherri Stacks (Arkansas)

Jen Storie (Utah)

Ellen Thompson (Wyoming)

Jeryn Veserat (Wisconsin)

Support Staff Committee (B)

The Support Staff Committee represents the society's Associate members and works to strengthen their participation in the society and to ensure that society meetings include programs addressing their interests. The committee administers the Associate Exchange Program, including its nomination process. The committee submits formal recommendations to the Executive Committee, which has final authority over the selection of program participants.

See the Support Staff Committee webpage.

Joshua Babel (Arizona), chair
Jeffrey Beighley (Wisconsin), vice chair
Becky King (Kentucky), vice chair

Nicole Albers (Texas)

Mary Andrus (Utah)

Sarah Armistead (Virginia)

Laura Bell (Washington)

Scott Caffey (Texas)

Paula Consigli (Massachusetts)

Lisa Davis (Mississippi)

Greg Glass (Tennessee)

Lucy Hepburn-Darris (Missouri)

Marcia Homstead (Maine)

Mary Ann Krol (Kentucky)

Jeannine Layell (Virginia)

Sabrina Lewellen (Arkansas)

Michael Linn (Minnesota)

Lourdes Litchfield (Texas)

Roberto Lusanta (Nevada)

Mollie Melton (North Carolina)

Sue Morain (Louisiana)

Ali Sagraves (Ohio)

Donna Schulte (Missouri)

Jacqueline Scott (Virginia)

Ron Smith (Louisiana)

Steven Tilley (Louisiana)

Jan Waldrop (Virginia)

Jennifer Welch (Virginia)

Alan Whittington (Tennessee)

J.W. Wiley (Louisiana)

Jeanine Wittenberg (Nevada)

Patience Worrel (Texas)

Michelle Wright (Virginia)

Brittany Yunker Carlson (Washington)

Canadian-American Relations Committee (C) *

The Canadian-American Relations Committee was established to encourage and maintain a good working relationship with our friends in Canada. The committee works with the Canadian Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (CATTs) in coordinating the biennial Joint Canadian-American Clerks' Conference, held in odd-numbered years and hosted alternately by Canada and the United States. The chair of the committee, along with the President and Associate Vice President, represent the Society at the annual meeting of CATTs.

See the Canadian-Relations Committee webpage.

Yolanda Dixon (Louisiana), chair*
Russell Humphrey (Tennessee), vice chair*
Bernard Dean (Washington), vice chair*

Michael Adams (Virginia)

Brad Bolin (Illinois)

Andrew Carpenter (Colorado)

Liz Clark (Alaska)

Ann Cornwell (Arkansas)

Ryan Dunphy (Delaware)

Nancy Ellison (Utah)

Susan Furlong (Nevada)

Janice Gadd (Utah)

Leann Gallagher (California)

Kirstynn Gonzales (California)

Darek Grant (Maine)

Robert Haney (Texas)

Pat Harris (Alabama)

Jason Hataway (Nevada)

John Hollman (Illinois)

Buddy Johnson (Arkansas)

Crystaline Jones (Alaska)

Tim Kehoe (Connecticut)

Carrie Maulin (Idaho)

Dana Rademan Miller (Missouri)

Nanette Mitchell (Tennessee)

Callie Nobles (Tennessee)

Michael Queensland (Wisconsin)

Obie Rutledge (Oregon)

Ali Sagraves (Ohio)

Rebecca Silbernagel (Vermont)

Patsy Spaw (Texas)

Sherri Stacks (Arkansas)

Jen Storie (Utah)

Jessica Tupper (Minnesota)

Jessica Upadhye (California)

Ann Marie Walp (Tennessee)

Tammy Wehrle (Wisconsin)

Emily White (Missouri)

Alan Whittington (Tennessee)

Joyce Wright (Alabama)

 

*Two-year appointment

Professional Journal Committee (C) *

The Professional Journal Committee annually publishes the Journal of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries. The Journal solicits articles on parliamentary procedure, management, technology, and other topics of interest to legislative staff and provides society members with an opportunity for further professional development by having their work published in a professional journal. The chair of the committee serves as editor of the Journal and appoints members of the editorial board from among committee membership. The president, associate vice president, immediate past president, immediate past associate vice president, and all society members who serve on the LSCC serve as ex officio members of the committee with voting privileges.

See the Professional Journal Committee webpage.

Heshani Wijemanne (California), chair*
Sarah Curry (Oregon), vice chair*
Sanam Hooshidary (California), vice chair*

Brad Young (Ohio) - ex officio
Ali Sagraves (Ohio) - ex officio
Paul Smith (New Hampshire) - ex officio

Morgan Barton (Missouri)

Lisa Davis (Mississippi)

Joy Engelby (Missouri)

Erin Gillitzer (Wisconsin)

Julie Martyn (Wisconsin)

Bernadette McNulty (California)

Katie Mechlin (Missouri)

Mollie Melton (North Carolina)

Jamie Oswalt (Alabama)

Morgan Tripamer (Missouri)

BetsyAnn Wrask (Vermont)

Brittany Yunker Carlson (Washington)

 

*Two-year appointment

Program Development Committee (C)

The Program Development Committee plans the agenda for the society's portion of the NCSL Legislative Summit and develops the program for the ASLCS Professional Development Seminar.

See the Program Development Committee webpage.

Susan Kannarr (Kan.), chair
Jeff Takacs (Fla.), vice chair
Martha Jarrow (Ark.), vice chair

Susan Aceves (Ariz.)

Nicole Albers (Texas)

Megan Selin Allen (Utah)

Mary Andrus (Utah)

Sarah Armistead (Va.)

Joshua Babel (Ariz.)

Sarah Bannister (Wash.)

Jeffery Beighley (Wis.)

Laura Bell (Wash.)

Annette Biamonte (Nev.)

Eugene Clarke (Miss.)

Scott Caffey (Texas)

Kimberly Cox (Tenn.)

Bernard Dean (Wash.)

Barrett Dudley (Ark.)

Heather Fahey (Ariz.)

Meggan Foesch (Wis.)

Greg Glass (Tenn.)

Jeffrey Hedges (Texas)

Lucy Hepburn-Darris (Mo.)

Donna Robinson Holiday (Ky.)

Marcia Homstead (Maine)

Cathy Hooe (Va.)

Kay Inabnet (Wis.)

Jay Jacobs (Ky.)

Becky King (Ky.)

Mary Ann Krol (Ky.)

Jeannine Layell (Va.)

Tammy Letzler (Tenn.)

Sabrina Lewellen (Ark.)

Amanda Lindqvist (Mass.)

Michael Linn (Minn.)

Lourdes Litchfield (Texas)

Daniel Loyd (Ark.)

Roberto Lusanta (Nev.)

Brandon Metzler (Neb.)

Nanette Mitchell (Tenn.)

Sue Morain (La.)

Alison Morris (Mass.)

Melanie Newby (Va.)

Jennifer Novak (Idaho)

Jay Pearson (Va.)

Lacy Ramirez (Ore.)

Sherry Rodriguez (Nev.)

José Rodríguez-Amorós (P.R.)

Colleen Rust (Wash.)

Sarah Schaben (Mo.)

Susan Schaar (Va.)

Rhonda Schierer (Ky.)

Donna Schulte (Mo.)

Jacqueline Scott (Va.)

Angela Smith (La.)

Paul Smith (N.H.)

Ron Smith (La.)

Alona Tate (Vt.)

Ellen Thompson (Wyo.)

Steven Tilley (La.)

Jeryn Veserat (Wis.)

Jan Waldrop (Va.)

Tammy Wehrle (Wis.)

Jennifer Welch (Va.)

J.W. Wiley (La.)

Cheryl Wilson (Va.)

Patience Worrel (Texas)

Michelle Wright (Va.)

Tammy Wright (N.H.)

ASLCS SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Budget and Revenue Committee

Budget & Financial Review Committee
The committee shall: (1) review the development of the PDS budget and any budget reports related to the PDS, complete a post-PDS financial review of the PDS budget, and, as soon as practicable, provide a report to the ASLCS Executive Committee; (2) evaluate all society financial accounting practices and society accounts, including expenditures from the accounts, for accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness and for clarity of purpose and process; (3) consider and recommend changes to the society's financial accounting and reporting, including the possibility of creating, eliminating, or consolidating accounts; and (4) prepare an annual financial review report for the ASLCS Executive Committee that details all society financial accounts, describes the purpose and authorized uses of each account, and explains the PDS budget and all information included in PDS budget reports, due before the spring meeting. The members of the committee will serve the second year of a two-year appointment during 2017-2018. There will be no new assignments for this committee with the notable exception being a new ASLCS Secretary/Treasurer serving on the committee (Standing Orders, Section IV.D.1.b(iii)).

Paul Smith (N.H.), chair
Carrie Maulin (Idaho) - ex officio 

Janice Gadd (Utah)
Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)
Tim Sekerak (Ore.)
Patsy Spaw (Texas)
Susan Clarke Schaar (Va.)

Strategic Planning Committee

Scott Kaiser (Ill.), chair
Robert Haney (Texas), vice chair

Yolanda Dixon (La.)
Susan Furlong (Nev.)
Sabrina Lewellen (Ark.)
Patrick O’Donnell (Neb.)
Obie Rutledge (Ore.)
Ali Sagraves (Ohio) 

Roster Committee*

The President shall appoint a Roster Committee to prepare the Roster and Reference Guide for annual publication. The committee serves a two-year term, with one state responsible for production of the Roster. The purpose of the Roster and Reference Guide is to provide a current listing of Society members from the 50 states and U.S. insular possessions and territories. The Roster shall also include the Society's Bylaws and Standing Orders, a listing of committees and committee assignments, and information pertinent to the Society's elected officers, past presidents, honorary members, and special award recipients.

*Two-year appointment

Internal Audit Committee

The incoming ASLCS President shall appoint three members to perform an internal audit of the ASLCS Secretary-Treasurer's records from the previous year. 

Tim Sekerak (Ore.), chair
Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)
Carrie Maulin (Idaho)