T he Executive Committee of the Western Regional Panel is a team of nine rotating WRP members that are elected at the Annual Meeting. Elected Ex Com members serve a two year term. The Executive Committee is responsible for guiding the happenings of the WRP year-round. They hold a monthly meeting to keep informed on WRP actions items and the activity of standing committees and workgroups.
Executive Committee Members
Elizabeth Brown (Chair), Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Term 2019-2021
Glenn Dolphin, Oregon State Marine Board, Term 2018-2020
Blaine Parker, Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission, Term 2019-2021
Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Term 2019-2021
Martha Volkoff, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Term 2019-2021
John Wullschleger, National Park Service, Term 2018-2020
Dennis Zabaglo (Vice-Chair), Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Term 2018-2020
Allison Zach, University of Nebraska, Term 2019-2021
Election and Duties
Election of Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will have nine members. The Panel should seek to elect an Executive Committee that is representative of the breadth of interests on the Panel. At each Panel Meeting in an odd numbered year, the Panel shall elect five members and at each Panel Meeting in an even numbered year, the Panel shall elect four members to serve as the Panel’s Executive Committee. All Voting Members shall be eligible for nomination to the Executive Committee. The Panel shall elect a new Executive Committee member whenever a sitting member resigns, is removed, or ends his or her term of service as a Panel member for any of the reasons described in “Member Term of Service.” The Panel may remove an Executive Committee member by two-thirds majority vote of the Panel, provided that such action has been noticed in the agenda provided to each member at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote takes place. The term for an Executive Committee member is two years with no limit to the number of terms that an Executive Committee member may serve.
Duties of Executive Committee Members
It is the duty of the Executive Committee to ensure, to the extent possible, that the purposes and procedures of the Panel, as defined in statute and in these bylaws, are carried out. Executive Committee members may not represent individual or member entity positions as those of the Panel without prior Panel approval. The following are generalized duties of Executive Committee members:
When representing the Panel at non-Panel meetings or other activities, Executive Committee members or the Panel Coordinator shall provide regular reports to the Executive Committee at the subsequent Panel Executive Committee monthly meeting. A summary will be recorded in the Executive Committee meeting minutes and be made available to the entire membership.
Chair and Vice-Chair
The Executive Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice-Chair by simple majority vote at the first Executive Committee meeting following the Annual Panel meeting at which the Executive Committee was elected, or shall elect a new Chair or Vice-Chair when a sitting Chair or Vice-Chair resigns or is removed. A Chair or Vice-Chair shall serve until (1) the next election of a Chair or Vice-Chair, (2) he or she resigns, or (3) he or she is removed. A Chair or Vice-Chair may be removed by two-thirds vote of the entire Executive Committee. There is no limit to the number of terms that a Chair or Vice-Chair may serve.
Duties of the Chair
- Chair Panel meetings and Executive Committee meetings
- Set dates and approve the agenda for Executive Committee meetings
- Provide oversight and direction to the Panel Coordinator
- Draft the annual business meeting agenda, subject to the direction and approval of the Executive Committee
- Represent the Panel at ANS Task Force Meetings and other functions
- Facilitate the progress of committees and workgroups
Duties of the Vice-Chair
- Perform the duties of the Chair in absence of the Chair
- Solicitation of member reports and preparation of the final member report document for the Annual Meeting