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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: Judi Longmeyer, Phoenix Zoo
Ann Marie Fogerty, Brookfield Zoo
John Ulmer, Louisville Zoo
Ellen Orlowski, Milwaukee Zoo

Contact

azadvbylaws@gmail.com

Conference Advisory Committee

The Conference Advisory Committee recruits and works with conference hosts.

Members

Director: Ellen Kulie, Detroit Zoo

Contact

azadvconferenceadvisory@gmail.com

Conference Oversight Committee

Provides general oversight of conference finances, reviews and approves all contracts, approves conference budget, approves all unbudgeted payments and overruns for the conference, approves and manages website or application used for conference fees and registration, and develops and ensures processes are in place to reduce AZADV liability and loss.

Members

Chair: Ellen Kulie, Detroit Zoo
Kay Johnson, Milwaukee Zoo
Linda Kendzierski, Greenville Science Center
Shari LaRue, Topeka Zoo
Tim Kouba, Oklahoma City Zoo
Patty Whitecotton, Oklahoma City Zoo

Contact

azadvconferenceadvisory@gmail.com

Conference Planning Committee

Works with pre-determined host sites to plan and execute all details for upcoming conferences

Members of the 2022-2023 Oklahoma City Conference Planning Committee

Chair: Diane Tyk, Oklahoma City Zoo
MaryAnn Lefevre, Phoenix Zoo
Pat Statland, St. Louis Zoo
Steven Hancock, Columbus Zoo/Aquarium
Tim Kouba, Oklahoma City Zoo
Patty Whitecotton, Oklahoma City Zoo
Tasha Packer, Oklahoma City Zoo

Education Grant Committee

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

Members

Chair: Carolyn Farnham, Potter Park Zoo
Vicki Parker, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Jo Barrett, Louisville Zoo
Jennifer Koehrson, Pittsburgh Zoo
Natasha Zapata, Staten Island 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: Kay Johnson, Milwaukee Zoo
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: Andrea Hunter, 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: Debbie Maruffi, Cincinnati Zoo
Irene Archambault, Nashville Zoo
Hannah Salvatore, National Aquarium
Jackie Fazekas, John Ball Zoo
Alternate: Peggy Sullivan, Maryland Zoo

Contact

azadvnominations@gmail.com

Marketing and Communications Committee

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

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: Linda Kendzierski, Greensboro Science Center
Facebook Monitors: Kim Houk, Milwaukee County Zoo/Racine Zoo; Helen Lee Reid, Brookfield Zoo; and Jeanie Baratono, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Contact

azadvmarketing@gmail.com

Professional Development Committee

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

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: Steven Morrissey, Essex County Turtleback Zoo
Other members TBD

Contact

azadvprofessionaldevelopment@gmail.com