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AACES Committees (revised January 2023)
Basic responsibilities for all AACES committees:
The Professional Improvement and Social Committees were combined at the 2018 Annual
This combined committee brainstorms ideas for professional development programs and
social activities for both AACES members and non-members. They typically host “lunch
and learn” or what we call “Beans & Brains”. These are usually presented quarterly
but have also been every other month. Topics and number of events are up to the committee.
Committee members obtain speakers, plan meetings, reserve the location, promote the
event, plan meals, and often prepare lunch. Spring Fling, Fall Festival, and Business after Hours are a few of many AACES social
events. Join this committee and help plan, organize, and promote activities that
develop esprit de corps, and feed our brains and our tummies!
Armenta Lockhart, Kristena Merritt Co-Chairs
Ashley Henderson, Gretchen Skinner, Lisa Davis, Kim Magee
Recognition and Awards Committee: See a list of the awards presented each year. This committee solicits nominations, selects recipients, and presents awards.
Brittney Schrick, Chair
Gretchen Skinner, Hunter Goodman
Constitution and Audit Committee: This committee conducts the annual audit of AACES financial records. The committee
chair presents a report at the annual meeting. They review the Constitution and Bylaws
to insure they remain true to the purpose of AACES.
Kristin Higgins, Chair
Budget Committee: The Budget Committee prepares the annual budget and presents it for approval by the
board. The approved budget is presented by the committee chair at the annual meeting.
Julie Robinson, Chair, Karen DiCicco, Treasurer, Co-Chair
Website and History Committees were combined in 2018.
Website and History Committee: This committee maintains and updates the AACES webpages
and works with other committee members to keep their information current. This committee
also maintains records to preserve the history of AACES.
Gretchen Skinner, Chair
Kristena Merritt, Oliver Williams
Resolutions Committee: Sometimes our members have ideas about positive changes for the Cooperative Extension
Service. The Resolution Committee solicits and collects these ideas. They present
them to AACES membership for voting. Resolutions that are approved by the membership
are presented to Administration for consideration.
Emily Smith, Jesse Bosnick Co-Chairs
Ashley Henderson, Bryan Mader
Membership Committee: Spread the word about AACES. Recruit new and returning members. The Membership Committee
conducts our annual membership drive leading up to our January annual meeting.
Dr. Brittney Schrick, Chair
Vanessa Lewis, Kristena Merritt, Oliver Williams
Community Service Committee: This committee organizes and conducts our fundraising activities and supports one
or two community service projects each year.
Amanda Welch, Chair
Amy Hedges, Brittney Schrick, Kristena Merritt, Ashley Dingman, John Pennington, Oliver
Williams, Ashley Henderson
This committee works together to nominate qualified and key individuals to various
other committees within AACES. The president appoints a nominating committee of at least three (3) members from different
Extension program areas or support units at least 60 days prior to the annual business
meeting. The function of the committee will be to present a slate of officers and directors
reflective of the membership at the annual meeting.
Julie Robinson, Chair