Advocacy Committee

Dr. Ann Batenburg
Southern Methodist University; Region 10
Dallas, TX

Committee Members
Tana Althaus, Amanda Baker, Dana Brown, Twila Hardaway, Brianna Hinojosa-Flores, Dr. Todd Kettler, Dr. Lezley Lewis, Barbara Myer, Stacie Smith, Crystal Wilson, Eddie Wolsch, Dr. Mary Christopher, JJ Colburn, Tracy Weinberg and Marty De Leon

Structure and Responsibilities
TAGT Policy and Procedures call for Governance and Organizational Committees with the purpose of helping the Board do its job. Committees generally meet twice a year and are charged with providing a semi-annual report of their activities to the President of the Board. The Advocacy Committee is designated as an Organizational Committee.

Advocacy Committee Responsibilities
Committee responsibilities are:

  1. Monitor public policy issues which have relevance to the Association.
  2. Advise the Board in development of public policy positions.
  3. Ensure that Ends Policies address public policy issues.
  4. Advise the Board on advocacy of public policy positions.

Advocacy Committee Structure
According to the Policies and Procedures the structure of this committee is:

  1. The Leadership Development Committee shall appoint the chair of each Organizational Committee for a two-year term. Committee Chairs shall not serve as chair for the same committee for more than two terms. At the end of the first term, each committee chair must follow the nomination process to be considered for a second term.
  2. Each Organizational Committee will have an assigned Board liaison. The Board liaison is a non-voting member of the committee whose duties include advising and assisting the committee in achieving its charge.
  3. The Leadership Development Committee shall appoint the committee members. Committee members may not be members of the Board.
  4. Each committee shall have a minimum of four members and a maximum of 12 members.
  5. Each committee shall have a vice chair and secretary elected by the committee members.