VMW Purpose of the Government Affairs Committee

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The Government  Affairs Committee shall monitor, interpret, and provide information on legislation and/or regulations that effect our members. The Committee will assist any Veterans Service Officer with policy/regulatory issues. The Committee will assist any government agency with recommendation/support on legislation and/or policy which is deemed appropriate to the organization.

Responsibilities of Committee

•    Serve as a liaison between VMW and government entities
•    Assign a committee member to moderate VMW’s online government related discussions
•    Prepare and log a weekly or monthly online newsletter concerning government affairs
•    Prepare position papers for VMW for press releases
•    Attend any pertinent conference to further VMW’s local/national presence

Responsibilities of Committee Members

•    Committee Chair: notify participants of meeting time, prepare agenda, monitor progress
•    All members will participate in all meetings

Qualifications of Committee Members

•    Have a background/interest in Government and Military/Veteran issues
•    Ability to work as a team
•    Ability and willingness to give support to other committee and board members
•    Maintain currency in any pertinent certifications/credentialing
•    Ability to travel on behalf of the committee or VMW

Amount of Time Required
Average 4 hours per month (one meeting per month, plus preparation time for assignments)

Length of Commitment

Two year term or as agreed to by the Board

Responsible To

Board of Directors and Committee Chair