ARTICLE XII. COMMITTEES
Section 1. Appointment
All standing and ad hoc committees of this Association shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. Terms of appointment shall be for one year. Members serving on committees shall serve without compensation but are entitled to reimbursement of necessary expenses as determined by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Standing Committees
The Association shall have the following standing committees:
The Nominations Committee shall present to the membership at the opening business session of each annual meeting a slate of candidates for each office to be filled by election at the annual meeting. Any member meeting the qualifications outlined in this Code of Regulations may become a candidate for an office by submitting to the nominations committee a request to be placed on the ballot for a respective office.
The immediate past president shall chair the nominating committee. The immediate past president and nominating committee members shall not be eligible for nomination for any office on the ballot in the year in which they serve on the nominating committee. The president shall appoint two (2) members from the board of directors and two (2) additional members at large from the Association membership.
Current Chairman: Wall Burden, MA, Pike County Health District
B. Public Affairs
The Public Affairs Committee shall review legislation of public health interest and concern introduced in the U.S. Congress or the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Administrative Rules affecting public health and recommend positions on such proposed legislation and rules to the Board of Directors.
Current Chairman: Duane Stansbury, MPH, RS, Warren County Health District
The Resolutions Committee shall receive all resolutions submitted by any member, shall conduct open hearings on each resolution during the regular or special meeting and shall report a recommendation on each resolution to the members at the business session of each meeting.
Current Chairman: Greg Ervin, MPH, Jackson County Health Commissioner
The Program Committee shall plan and promote the educational program for each regular meeting of the Association and shall secure continuing education credits for the meeting from appropriate professional organizations.
The committee shall submit an estimate of program expenses and recommend registration fees to the Board of Directors for approval.
Current Chairman: Susan Tilgner, MS, RD, LD, RS, Franklin County Public Health
E. Code of Regulations
The Code of Regulations Committee shall annually review this Code of Regulations and may propose such amendments as are deemed necessary, shall draft amendments as proposed by the Board of Directors and shall review all proposed amendments for proper language and consistency with the remainder of the Code of Regulations. The committee shall report a recommendation on all proposed amendments to the members prior to a vote on the proposed amendments.
Current Chairman: Kathleen Meckstroth, DrPH, RS, Washington County Health District
The Finance Committee shall be convened annually by the treasurer to prepare the association budget for the next fiscal year for approval by the Board of directors. The finance committee shall be comprised of the executive committee, the executive director and, at the discretion of the treasurer, additional member(s) from the Board of Directors.
Current Chairman: Charles Patterson, RS, MBA, Clark County Health District
Section 3. Special Committees
The president, with the consent of the Board of Directors, may appoint such other ad hoc or special committees as may be deemed necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and programs of the Association. Such committees shall confine their work to the purpose for which they were appointed and shall report to the Board of Directors. They shall not have the power of action unless such power is specifically granted by the action which created the committee.