The Northeast Grainshed Alliance Steering Committee
At the 2020 Northeast Grainshed Alliance (NGA) Symposium, the Governance Structure breakout session discussed the advantages of allowing at least a year before formalizing an NGA governance structure. Now, 2 years out, individually and as an organization, we will benefit from a structure that includes a steering committee in addition to our Advisory Board.
The steering committee will agree on the annual plan and budget, monitor committee status/ progress, provide guidance and decision-making, review and approve grant submissions, and update the Advisory Board quarterly.
Term Length: We will hold staggered elections. The first election will establish 7 positions of which 3 positions are a 1-year term and 4 positions are 2-year term. Terms will be determined amongst the committee once established.
Foundational Documents: Steering Committee will develop the Code of Conduct, Requirements for Membership, Annual schedule/ election calendar, Handbook, Job descriptions.
Elections aligned with symposium/Grainshed Gathering in January or February.