Committees are an excellent way for our members to engage with the association. The executive committee and board look to committees to conduct thoughtful analysis on specific issues and present recommendations for the organization as a whole. The committees are responsible for some of most innovative programs and serve to pair board members with association members for joint decision-making. If you would like to join one of our committees or task forces, please e-mail the central office at email@example.com or call 509-358-7653 and we will connect you with that committee’s chair.
Membership and Communication Committee
The goals for the Membership and Communication Committee of the Washington Rural Health Association are to increase awareness of the Washington Rural Health Association and promote Washington Rural Health Association to prospective members, be they individual, sponsor, or organization. Members of this committee are from the board and the general membership. This committee contacts non-renewing members, seeks out new members, and develops member benefits. The committee is also involved in supervising the newsletter and website. Other activities include coordinating press releases on behalf of WRHA.
Currently this committee meets once per month. John McLean is the chair and can be contacted at 509-456-6800.
The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer in developing an annual budget, reviews dispersements, makes recommendations to the Board with regard to expenditures, seeks, develops, and manages additional revenue, and develops appropriate recommendations to the Board for long-term financing of the Association.
The majority of the Legislative Committee’s activity takes place during the legislative session. This committee reviews and approves the Bill Tracking Report, contributes to the list of bills to be tracked, and is responsible for legislative event planning. Sue Lani Madsen is the current chair.
The bylaws task force is headed by the president-elect and meets every two years to review the bylaws.
The awards task force meets each year to select award winners coordinate the awards ceremony, generally once in February. Kris Sparks is the current chair.