Committees

The important work of NASCA is conceived and executed by business and operating committees comprised of volunteer state and corporate members and supported by association staff. In addition to the Governance Committees, NASCA has standing committees and workgroups.

Interested in volunteering? Complete our Volunteer Sign-up Form and let us know on which current committee or working group you'd like to serve. A call for volunteers for the next program year will be sent out each November 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 Committees

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: 
Daniel Kim, Director
State of California

List of Board Members
Staff Contact: 
Sarah Razor, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9156
View NASCA Bylaws
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NASCA Corporate Council

The NASCA Corporate Council (NCC) is the representative body for NASCA’s corporate members, comprised of corporate member primary contacts. Each corporate member may appoint one or more representatives to the NCC. The NCC represents NASCA’s corporate members, increases communication among the corporate membership, and acclimates new corporate members to the NASCA culture.
Meeting Schedule: In person at the Spring Conference & the Institute, other calls TBD
Co-Chairs: 
Jeff Bankowski, Guidehouse
Jeff Hoye, CPS HR Consulting
Staff Contact: 
Sarah Razor, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9156
View NCC Guidelines
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NASCA Standing Committees  

Awards Committee

NASCA has created national awards to recognize the work and accomplishments of state chief administrators, their deputies, and agencies under their responsibility. The committee recommends recipients of NASCA's Innovation in State Government Awards. Being a member of this committee is a great avenue to gain knowledge regarding state innovative initiatives and ultimately honor projects that are transforming state government operations.

Award recipients are recognized through presentations at our annual Institute on Management and Leadership and by attribution on NASCA’s website.

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours, most of the time will be spent judging the submissions
Meeting Schedule: April - August 2020, as often as the committee chair determines

Co-Chairs:
Ellington Churchill, State of Maryland
Keyanna Conner, Commonwealth of Virginia

Staff Contact: 
Kayla Leslie, Project Coordinator
[email protected]
859-514-9191
 
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Finance Committee

Provides financial oversight for the organization. Tasks include review and participation in annual budgeting process and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. 
Meeting Schedule: As needed

Chair:
Scott Bollinger, NASCA Treasurer
State of South Dakota

Staff Contact: 
Sarah Razor, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9156
 
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Institute Planning Committee

The Institute on Management and Leadership is a premier and engaging two-day executive education program led by the Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University. This event invites private sector partners to sit alongside state chief administrators to discuss challenges for 2019 and develop new tools for success in state government. Alongside our facilitators, committee members develop the theme, select the state case studies, determine the executive sessions to be presented by Harvard faculty and provide feedback on facilitated networking opportunities during the event.
Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM ET

Chair:
TBD

Staff Contact: 
Sarah Razor, Executive Director
[email protected]
859-514-9156
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Programs Committee

The programs committee shall serve as an advisory committee responsible for setting the direction of member-driven all programs and educational resources (excluding Spring Conference and Institute). The major responsibilities include developing the Top 10 Policy and Administrative Priorities which will informs all of NASCA programs for the preceding two years. The Programs Committee will develop the criterion, select, and give final review of:
  • NASCA Signature Research Projects 
  • Webinars 
  • On the Table State Member Only Calls 
  • NASCA Forums
The Program Committee will play a key role in the curation of best practices, success stories, case studies, and all other relevant information through the services noted above.
Time Commitment: 4 hours, quarterly one-hour advisory calls
Meeting Schedule: TBD

Chair: TBD

Co-Chair: TBD

Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
 
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Spring Conference Planning Committee

This committee plays a key role in helping shape a dynamic and meaningful Spring Conference program. This committee serves in an advisory capacity for staff and the academic facilitators. The committee process will begin with drafting a theme and proposed session objectives based on evaluations and priorities of state CAOs. This committee will provide insight into speakers as well as provide direction and feedback for presenters in preparation of the conference. 

Time Commitment: 6 hours, six one-hour advisory calls once a month over 8 months (October- May)

Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of the month 2:00 PM ET

Chair:
Lesley Crane, State of Indiana

Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
 
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Strategic Partners Committee

This committee is focused on creating long term relationship with our association, academic, and media partners through joint case studies, sharing research, presenting at conferences, etc. Member may will serve as a Liaison to one of our partners to build value, trust, and identify and implement cross-boundary shared projects of associations.

Committee members with experience or relationship with our strategic partners will be very beneficial. A list of NASCA’s Strategic Partners can be found here.
Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of the month 2:00 PM ET, every other month (Nov, Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept)
Chair: 
Brom Stibitz, State of Michigan
Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
 
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NASCA Workgroups

Reimagine Government Workforce Research Workgroup

NASCA seeks to be the recognized leader in state government operational excellence and to position State Chief Administrators as the collective voice for state government operations. In order to disseminate best practices, success stories, and case studies, NASCA collaborates with corporate partner(s) to develop two signature co-branded reports. This workgroup will focus on answering:
  • How can state engage in strategic workforce planning? 
  • How can states engage in succession planning 
  • How can states institutionalize professional and effective performance evaluations? 
  • How can states leverage the desire for training and implement quality professional development and skills building?
Research Direction: The advisory workgroup will provide in depth direction and feedback for the development of the research to ensure the product is use for states, provide state case studies, and review the final product.
Time Commitment: 6-10 hours, advisory calls and reviewing research products
Meeting Schedule: Calls as needed
Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
 
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The Administrative Office of the Future Research Workgroup

NASCA seeks to be the recognized leader in state government operational excellence and to position State Chief Administrators as the collective voice for state government operations. In order to disseminate best practices, success stories, and case studies, NASCA collaborates with corporate partner(s) to develop two signature co-branded reports. This workgroup will focus on answering:
  • How can states transform the ‘back office’ to a support office? 
  • How can technology and automation help drive the transformation? 
  • How can we elevate administrative function to more of a strategy, advisory, and analytical role?
Research Direction: The advisory workgroup will provide in depth direction and feedback for the development of the research to ensure the product is use for states, provide state case studies, and review the final product.  
Time Commitment: 6-10 hours, advisory calls and reviewing research products
Meeting Schedule: Calls as needed
Staff Contact: 
Jamie Rodgers, Deputy Director
[email protected]
859-402-9811
 
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