The Council has three committees: Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and Nominating Committee. We also have work teams. Work teams focus on issues like child care, employment, and leadership development.
The Executive Committee includes the chairperson, vice chairperson, and 6 other Council members. The committee helps lead and guide the work of the Council. The Executive Committee approves and monitors the Council’s budget. It makes recommendations to the Council about policies, funding priorities, and other issues. The committee reviews and approves small grants and some other funding requests. The Executive Committee also reviews and approves the chairperson’s choices for chair of committees and work teams.
The Membership Committee interviews people that are interested in becoming Council members. The committee then makes recommendations to the Council about who the new members should be. The Council votes on the committee’s recommendations. The names of the people the Council thinks should become members are sent to the governor. If the governor agrees, he or she “appoints” them to the Council. This means they become members.
The Nominating Committee makes recommendations to the Council about who should serve as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Council. The chairperson and vice-chairperson are the leaders of the Council.