Committees

USLGA has 8 standing committees and we also have "planning teams" that are temporary groups to get ideas off the ground. 

Thank you to all the invaluable volunteer committee members!

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Education and Research Committee gathers and maintains statistics and data on domestic and foreign lavender production, researches domestic and foreign demand for lavender, and develops and collates surveys/questionnaires/studies to help focus United States lavender industry on the most valuable cultivars and products for market.The Committee is also involved in leading the development of a USLGA certification program for lavender and lavender products, searching/creating educational materials on general, business and marketing (i.e., studies and reports) topics to members, conducting farm studies and gathering data beyond cultivers and products, and developing Lavender 101 topics for the website.

Committee Chair: Dennis Hamilton Email: education@uslavender.org

 

Newsletter Committee produces the Member newsletters and acts as historian for the USLGA.  The Newsletter Committee obtains, writes, and edits materials for the newsletters.

Committee Chair and Editor: Cindy Jones Email: editor@uslavender.org

 

Internet Committee administrates the USLGA website, website access, updates, enhancements, and maintenance, as well as additional online services.  The Website Committee obtains and disperses content from other Committees on the website and maintains consistency of content across website and online documents.

Committee Chair: Mary Bergstrom Email: webmaster@uslavender.org

 

Public Relations and Communications Committee works diligently to increase public awareness about the USLGA and its activities. This is accomplished through the use of social media, email campaigns, mailings, the public (non-member) newsletter, and other traditional media formats.  The Public Relations and Communications Committee keeps membership informed on member events as well other organization and public events that are of interest to USLGA .  In additional this committee works to increase website and event traffic through dissemination of information of events and opportunities to promote membership in the USLGA.  The Committee is also responsible for writing and coordinating all official press releases, news announcements and responses and the dissemination of information to the public.

Committee Chair: Ellen Reynolds and Eileen deCamp Email: pr@uslavender.org

 

Membership Committee is responsible for: membership development; recruiting new members; working with the PR Committee on member campaigns; member relations including processing members in conjunction with Treasurer, answering membership questions, and member retention; and developing new membership benefit offerings.

Committee Chair: Jan Meier Email: membership@uslavender.org

 

Finance Committee provides an oversight function for the Treasurer and any financial dealings the United States Lavender Growers Association has with outside businesses and organizations. They are to assist (in concert with the Treasurer on any purchases exceeding $300) in making recommendations to the Board of Directors on any major financial undertakings. Additionally, the Finance Committee would provide guidance and support for any fund-raising activities the organization may undertake.

Committee Chair: Carmen House Email: treasurer@uslavender.org

 

Event Committee will manage and produce events for the U.S. Lavender Growers Association.

Committee Chair: Julie Haushalter Email: event@uslavender.org

 

Advocacy Committee will support the members and mission of the U.S. Lavender Growers Association through monitoring national issues, advising the board on how to strategically approach issues, and facilitating board approved public policy issues.

Committee Chair: Sarah Richards Email: advocacy@uslavender.org

 

Nominating Committee seeks out appropriate members to run for board, answers questions regarding board activities, approves member names to be on the ballot, and manages the voting process.

Committee Chair: Jane DeHart Email: nomination@uslavender.org