Committees

AFDOSS works to accomplish various projects and goals each year, and much of the work is completed by members who have joined one of the below committees. Every AFDOSS member is encouraged to consider joining a committee and contributing ideas. Please take a moment to learn more about each of the committees, and join one….

Awards/Eugene H Holeman Award Committee – Provides a nominee for the Eugene H. Holeman Award to be presented at the annual conference award banquet. Consists of five members as follows: the most recent recipient as Chairman, the President of the Association and 3 past living recipients. If three members, as described, are not available, the President may appoint such members as necessary to fill all five positions. (Chair: Natalie Adan and Co-chair: Courtney Mickiewicz)

Awards/Mary Logan Scholarship Committee – Solicits and selects a winner for the Mary Logan Scholarship consists of at least five members appointed by the President. No two members of the committee shall be from any one state. (Chair: Cameron Smoak)

Communications Committee – promote AFDOSS’s achievements and important association news and updates utilizing the AFDOSS website, AFDOSS Facebook page, and AFDO e-News newsletter, in addition to other media outlets as appropriate. (Co-Chair JoAnn Pittman and Co-Chair Jessica Badour)

Education and Training Committee – evaluates and makes recommendations to the AFDOSS Board on methods to bring quality training to federal, state, local, and associate members. (Chair: Courtney Mickiewicz and Co-Chair Matt Colson)

Local arrangements Committee – Responsible for completing all local arrangements in cooperation with the AFDOSS Board for the Annual Educational Seminar. Committee members will consist of AFDOSS members in the state where the Annual Educational Conference is taking place and will be appointed each year by the Chair. Members should include associate (industry members). (Chair: Shana Davis)

Local Engagements Committee – To increase participation in AFDOSS for food safety regulators from local jurisdictions. (Chair: Melissa Lombardi)

Membership Committee -This committee shall promote membership in AFDOSS. (Chair: Anita MacMullan and Co-chair: Charlene Bruce)

Membership-Alumni Committee – Membership shall include Alumni, Credentials (as defined), and Necrology.  This committee shall promote membership in AFDOSS and encourage Alumni participation at our meeting. (Chair: Sandy Baxter and Co-chair: Tyler Thornburg)

Nomination and Elections Committee – chaired by the immediate past president. Consists of three regular members as well. This committee develops a slate of candidates for the junior board member each year. (Chair: Brenda Morris)

Program Committee – chaired by the current Vice President and other members as required. Members of the Program Committee are responsible for setting up the program for the Annual Educational Conference. (Chair: Matt Colson)