Below is a list of committee members and the function/purpose of each committee. If you are interested in more information about the committees or would like to join one, contact Nikki Harrison, 785-354-9565.
The Awards/Recognition Committee is responsible for the oversight and implementation of various awards presented on behalf of the Association. This includes the refinement and development of policies governing various awards. Currently this committee oversees the following awards: Buford Watson, Jr. Award, Virgil Basgall Scholarship Award, Innovations Award, Career Achievement Award, and Public Service Award.
Conference Planning Committee
The Conference/Education Committee is responsible for organizing and coordinating the various conferences and membership education seminars sponsored by the Association. Since many educational opportunities are conveyed to Association members through the Internet, this Committee has also been assigned the responsibility to oversee the Association's emerging web page. Conferences and educational opportunities under current development include:
- KACM Mid-Winter Seminar
- KACM Spring Conference
- KACM Fall Conference
- ICMA University Seminar
The Ethics Committee is responsible for the promotion of high ethical standards among Association members. Specific committee responsibilities include the following:
- Investigate and provide whatever background information is required of ICMA regarding ethics violations allegedly committed by KACM members.
- Recommend and support programs on ethics at KACM and other local government conferences.
- Prepare and maintain a model code of ethics that can be adopted by local city/county governments.
The Membership Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of a strong support network among Association members. Specific responsibilities include the following:
- The development and implementation of a plan to recruit new members and retain existing members to the Association.
- Develop and foster a program to assist the Association members who are in "transition."
The Mentoring Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a program for Kansas local government professionals that encourage the exchange of ideas and advice between professionals at all stages of their careers. In addition, the committee will work to develop meaningful professional development for our members centered on mentoring, coaching, and networking.