Committees

The vital work of NASCA is conceived and executed by operating committees comprised of volunteer state and corporate members and supported by association staff. These include both governance and standing committees that operate on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year.

Interested in volunteering? Complete our Volunteer Sign-up Form to let us know on which current committee you'd like to serve. A call for volunteers for the next program year will be sent out highlighting any changes or additions to the committees/workgroups. Committee meeting materials and scheduling information is all shared through NASCA Collaborate, our online community. 


 NASCA Governance Committee

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the elected governance body of NASCA and is responsible for directing, through executive management, the general business of the association. 
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM ET

President: 
Christi Branscom
Commissioner
Department of General Services
State of Tennessee

List of Board Members
Staff Contact: 
Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9177
View NASCA Bylaws
View Committee Page

 

NASCA Standing Committees  

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee will assist NASCA in recognizing best practices, success stories, and distinguished leadership among members.  This group will conduct a review of award submissions in each of seven categories – National Walton Leadership Award, National Distinguished Deputy Award, Excellence through Collaboration and four awards for Innovation in State Government.  The committee will determine recipients for each award after ensuring that applicants meet all criteria and are worthy of recognition.  Following the awards presentation, the committee will discuss necessary program improvement for the following year. 

Award recipients are recognized through presentations at and by attribution on NASCA’s website.

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours, most of the time will be spent judging the submissions
Meeting Schedule: May-July 2023, as often as the committee chair determines

Chair:
Tara Smith
State of Washington

Staff Contact: 
Tammy Borden, Program Manager
[email protected]
859-514-9191

 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee will work with NASCA's Treasurer to ensure the association has the appropriate structure and resources to achieve its goals. This group will oversee and provide guidance on development of the draft annual budget for adoption by the Executive Committee, suggest draft policies and procedures related to financial matters, recommend investment policies, perform a periodic review of budget performance and assist in creation of both state and corporate dues structures.
Meeting Schedule: As needed

Chair:
Scott Bollinger, NASCA Treasurer
State of South Dakota

Vice Chair:
Rebecca Holwerda
State of Indiana

Staff Contact: 
Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9177

 

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee plays a key role in helping shape NASCA's virtual and in-person programs including the Thought Leadership Series, Institute on Management and Leadership and Annual Leadership Summit. This committee serves in an advisory capacity. The committee process will focus on a theme for each event, suggest the structure and discuss potential session speakers. This group also will serve as a sounding board for presentation preparation to ensure a high level of executive education for members.
Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Chair: 
Misty Ann Giles
State of Montana

Staff Contact: 
Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9177

 

Research Committee

The Research Committee will work with NASCA to develop an annual plan for potential research initiatives informed by NASCA's Top Ten Policy and Administrative Priorities, identify key areas and topics for research projects and ensure projects are executed to completion.  This group will determine the scope for each project, explore potential funding streams to support NASCA's efforts in research and policy as well as assist in the development of a dissemination plan to members and stakeholders.
Time Commitment: 4 hours, quarterly one-hour advisory calls
Meeting Schedule: TBD

Chair: 
Joe Damico
Commonwealth of Virginia

Staff Contact: 
Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9177