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Committees

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee reviews proposed amendments to the bylaws, edits for composition, and prints the proposed amendments, with recommendations, for publication in the newsletter at least 60 days prior to the annual conference.

Members

Chair: Ellen Orlowski, Milwaukee County Zoo
Ronit Kalmanor, Bergen County Zoo
Peggy Moss, Bronx Zoo

Contact

azadvbylaws@gmail.com

Conference Advisory Committee

The Conference Advisory Committee recruits and works with conference hosts.

Members

Director: Tim Kouba, Oklahoma City Zoo
Cindy Becko, Phoenix Zoo
Dianne Glynn, Topeka Zoo
Bob Ewald, Louisville Zoo

Contact

azadvconferenceadvisory@gmail.com

Education Grant Committee

The Education Grant Committee helps publicize AZADV's Education Grant program, review submissions, and selects education grant winners.

Members

Chair: Mary Ramsey, ABQ BioPark
Carolyn Farnham, Potter Park Zoo
Russ Holmgren, Bergen County Zoo
Vicki Parker, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Natalie Stephens, Minnesota Zoo

Contact

azadveducationgrants@gmail.com

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee receives the quarterly financial statements for review and participates in the annual budgeting process.

Members

Treasurer: Julie Reinbrecht, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden
Registered Agent: Lynn Henry, Lincoln Park Zoo

Contact

azadvtreasurer@gmail.com

Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee develops and distributes the quarterly newsletter, Symbiosis.

Members

Editor: Katie Oeschger, Potter Park Zoo
Proofreader: Andrea Kepsel, Potter Park Zoo

Contact

azadvnewslettereditor@gmail.com

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee considers the qualifications of all applicants and creates a slate of candidates for the annual election of the executive board. The Committee submits a report, including summaries about the slated candidates, for publication in the newsletter at least 60 days prior to the annual conference.

Members

Chair: Ann Pisani, Kansas City Zoo
Julie Brunner, Potter Park Zoo
April Abrams, Philadelphia Zoo
Nora Fernandez, Memphis Zoo
Mary Ann Lefevre, Phoenix Zoo
Alternate: Sharon Sickler, Greenville Zoo

Contact

azadvnominations@gmail.com

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee publicizes the aims, objectives, and purposes of AZADV. The Committee recruits new members and manages the reciprocal membership benefits.

Members

Director: Linda Kendzierski, Greensboro Science Center
Gay Bullock, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Jeanie Baratoni, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Contact

azadvpublicrelations@gmail.com

Extension Committee

The Extension Committee develops and maintains member resources. It is comprised of Social Media, Travel, and Education SubCommittees.

Social Media SubCommittee

The Social Media Committee monitors the AZADV Facebook group on a frequent, continuing basis ensuring that postings are in compliance with the AZADV Publication Guidelines.

Members

Director: Caryn St. Clair, St. Louis Zoo and Endangered Wolf Center
Facebook Monitors: Kim Houk, Milwaukee County Zoo/Racine Zoo and Helen Lee Reid, Brookfield Zoo

Contact

azadvextension@gmail.com

Education SubCommittee

The Education Committee identifies and makes available to AZADV members information about education/interpretation techniques and methods, conservation status and updates, and zoo and aquarium species.

Members

Director: Caryn St. Clair, St. Louis Zoo and Endangered Wolf Center
Other members TBD

Contact

azadvextension@gmail.com