Officers and Board of Representatives of the
Northcentral Forest Pest Workshop
updated December 2015
Chair of Board of Representatives (3 year term—through 2018 meeting): Linda Williams, Wisconsin DNR
Treasurer (5 year term—through 2016 meeting): Toby Petrice, USDA FS Northern Research Station
Historian (5 year term—through 2016 meeting): Linda Haugen, USDA FS Forest Health Protection
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2016 meeting.): Robbie Doerhoff, Missouri Dept of Conservation
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2016 meeting): Richard Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Member at Large (3 year term- through 2016 meeting): Holly Petrillo, University of WI- Stevens Point
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2017 meeting.): Brian Schwingle, Minnesota DNR
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2017 meeting.): Roger Mech, Michigan Dept of Natural Resources
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2018 meeting.): Sylvia Greifenhagen, Ontario Min. of Natural Res.
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2018 meeting.): Susan Crocker, USFS FIA in Minnesota
Member at Large (3 year term—through 2018 meeting.): Brad Kuehn, City of Oakdale, Minnesota
Workshop Coordinator 2015: Dave Mausel, Menominee Tribal Enterprises
Workshop Coordinator 2016: ?Roger Mech, Michigan
As written in the by-laws:
Article 2. Officers
As stated in the Constitution, the “BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES” of NCFPW shall include a BOARD CHAIRPERSON, a TREASURER, HISTORIAN, the WORKSHOP COORDINATOR and not fewer than three MEMBERS-AT-LARGE. The positions of Board Chairperson, Treasurer, Historian and Members-at-Large will be selected from the general NCFPW membership (i.e., not limited to hosting state or province). At all times, at least one Board member will be from Canada and at least one from the USA. The Board of Representatives will be elected by majority vote of the membership in attendance at the annual business meeting.
The ORGANIZING COMMITTEE shall consist of an WORKSHOP COORDINATOR and an appropriate number of representatives (3-6 are suggested) from the hosting state or province and may also include representatives from other states or provinces. The State or Province hosting the upcoming NCFPW will select the Workshop Coordinator for that year, and will identify the individual at the business meeting of the year prior to their hosting (e.g., the Workshop Coordinator for 2007 would be identified at the 2006 NCFPW, the Workshop Coordinator for 2008 would be identified at the 2007 meeting, etc.). The Workshop Coordinator will automatically be a member of the Board of Representatives for the year in which they host the workshop. Otherwise, membership on the Organizing Committee does not necessarily confer membership on the Board of Representatives, although an individual may serve in both capacities simultaneously. Ideally, the composition of the officers on the Board of Representatives should include federal research organizations, federal forest health organizations, state and provincial organizations, and universities in both Canada and the USA.
The tenures of the Board Chairperson and Workshop Coordinator begin at the conclusion of the NCFPW at which they were elected and end in the last year of their term when all business is completed at that year’s NCFPW.
It is the primary responsibility of the Organizing Committee to organize and host each annual workshop. It is the responsibility of the Board of Representatives to ensure that a functional Organizing Committee is established to host each workshop.
Duties of the Board Chairperson. At each NCFPW meeting, the Board Chairperson will run the business meeting and will ensure that candidates have been identified for nomination for all upcoming vacancies on the Board. The Board Chairperson will communicate as needed with the other members of the Board of Representatives to conduct general NCFPW business.
Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be custodian of NCFPW funds, keep an account of all moneys received and expended, and make commitments and disbursements authorized by the Workshop Coordinator. Either the Workshop Coordinator or Treasurer may receive or disperse funds, but the Treasurer will hold responsibility for maintaining the financial records. At the annual business meeting the Treasurer shall make a full report covering the financial affairs of NCFPW. All funds, records and vouchers in the Treasurer’s control should be subject to inspection by the Board of Representatives and Organizing Committee.
Duties of the Historian. The Historian shall maintain the membership and mailing lists and answer any inquiries as needed, and will provide the addresses to the Workshop Coordinator for mailing workshop notices. The Historian (or an appointed substitute) shall take minutes at the business meeting, and send out meeting notes to the membership. The Historian will also maintain the NCFPW webpage.
Duties of the Members-at-Large. The Members-at-Large will serve as advisors and representatives of the larger group on business matters that come before the NCFPW.
Duties of the Workshop Coordinator. The Workshop Coordinator will appoint members to the Organizing Committee to assist in conducting the Workshop, including but not limited to local arrangements and workshop program. The Workshop Coordinator (or his or her designee) will run the annual NCFPW. The Workshop Coordinator will have signature and check-writing authority along with the Treasurer. The Workshop Coordinator (or his or her designee from the current organizing committee) will have primary responsibility for communicating information about upcoming NCFPW, using mailing lists provided by the Historian. The Workshop Coordinator will provide the Historian with information on the upcoming NCFPW to post on the NCFPW webpage. He or she will also provide the Historian with names of registrants, and other relevant information to keep the membership and mailing lists current.
In the event that the Workshop Coordinator cannot carry-out their duties, a replacement will be appointed by the exiting Workshop Coordinator or Board Chairperson.