LSPA has standing committees to help guide the goals of the staff association, set priorities for each year, facilitate interaction and participation with all LSPA members, and assist the work of the LSPA liaison. Any LSPA member can serve on a standing committee. Please contact Megan McClure, LSPA Liaison, for more information to volunteer to serve.

Awards Committee
Mission: To interpret and apply the standards set forth in the Leadership Staff Association achievement award criteria relative to the nomination and selection of the two LSPA Achievement Awards. Announce deadlines for nominations and ensure a timely process to enable the Committee ample time to thoroughly review all nominations and make selections of award recipients.

Chair: Danielle Baker (LA)
Members: 
Aurora Hauke (AK)
Jevonni Brooks (NY)
Branden Pursinger (OR)
John Barron (OH)
Fred Aikens (NC)

 

Bylaws Committee
Mission: To review any suggested changes in the Bylaws of the Leadership Staff Professional Association and make recommendations to the LSPA Executive Committee. (Only conveined if there are to be changes to the bylaws).

Chair: Aurora Hauke (AK)
Members: 
Josh Nacey (KY)
Mechelle Evans (LA)
Branden Pursinger (OR)
Michaella Anderson (AK)
 

Communications & Outreach Committee
Mission: To ensure regular and effective communication of LSPA activities and benefits of membership with appropriate legislative staff in the states and territories. To encourage participation by leadership, personal and caucus staff in LSPA activities and in other NCSL programs.

Chair: Justin Cajindos (OK)
Members: 
Danielle Baker (LA)
Josh Nacey (KY)
Aurora Hauke (AK)
Michaella Anderson (AK)
Magali Bearden (AZ)
Jevonni Brooks (NY)
Terri Kondeff (ID)
Samantha Lozano (IN)
Brad O'Furey (MI)
 

Finance and Fundraising Committee
Mission: To oversee the LSPA "Officers' Fund," which may be used by LSPA Executive Committee members and LSPA representatives to NCSL's LSCC to supplement travel expenses when participation is otherwise limited by state travel restrictions. To oversee other fundraising efforts by LSPA.

Chairs: Aurora Hauke (AK)
Members:
Fred Aikens (NC)
Terri Kondeff (ID)
Samantha Lozano (IN)
Branden Pursinger (OR)
Chase Tedrow (OR)
 

Nominations Committee
Mission: From our general membership, encourage participants to run for the LSPA Executive Committee. Be prepared to explain the structure of the LSPA Committee and ensure that we have candidates for all vacancies on Executive Committee and for officer slots. Publicize the procedures and time lines for submitting letters of intent to seek LSPA office. Review all letters of intent and interview all candidates at the annual training seminar prior to selection of nominees. Seek information about legislative leadership and member/office support of candidates and approval for travel and participation in LSPA activities. Inform nominees of their selection propr to announcement to general membership vote. Announce nominees and ask for nominations from the floor at the general membership meeting. Per the LSPA Bylaws, the size of this committee is limited to 5 members.

Chair: Mechelle Evans (LA)
Members: 
Sheron Violini (CA)
Aurora Hauke (AK)
John Barron (OH)
Justin Cajindos (OK)

 

Program Development Committee

Mission:  To develop balanced training programs that will provide information of value to Leadership Staff participants. These programs should be informative, enjoyable, participatory and should offer issues that are pertinent to leadership staff activities and personal career development. Contact and schedule speakers and/or panelists to ensure topics offered at the annual training seminar meet or exceed past sessions by reviewing seminar evaluations submitted by LSPA attendees.

Co-chairs: Josh Nacey (KY) and Alicia Henry (D.C.)
Members:
Aurora Hauke (AK)
Sheron Violini (CA)
John Barron (OH)
Magali Bearden (AZ)
Terri Kondeff (ID)