Board Members

2023 BOARD ELECTIONS


Interested in joining the AEP board? It's that time of year for San Diego Board of Directors elections! All positions are now open for nomination. Please note that the Newsletter Editor position is not a voted position.

Chapter Director is a two-year term position. All other board positions are one-year terms. Expectations for being an officer are as follows:

  1. Any candidate running for office must be a full member in good standing.
  2. An Officer of the Board has to maintain membership in AEP throughout the duration of his/her term.
  3. Elected officers will attend Chapter board meetings (held monthly).
  4. Each officer shall preside over their office in a manner consistent with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
  5. The elected board members assume their duties on January 1, for a one-year term.

Click here to download chapter bylaws and see the roles and responsibilities for board positions below.  

It's easy to run for a board position! Just submit a qualifications statement, no greater than 300 words, to Patrick Macpherson, Communications Director, at sdaepcommunications@gmail.com by COB Friday, November 18. Please note that should you be nominated, your qualifications statement will be published on the election ballot available online. Nominees are voted for by Chapter members during our online election campaign at the end of November.  

PRESIDENT

Any candidate running for President must have held a previous AEP board position.

The President shall conduct the overall management of the Chapter. The President shall preside over Officer meetings and Chapter membership meetings, and shall promote the interests of the Chapter; act as liaison with other professional organizations within the Chapter's service area; act as liaison with other Chapter presidents; and coordinate administrative and financial functions.


VICE PRESIDENT of PROGRAMS

The Vice Presidents (VP) of Programs (two co-positions) shall work to engage Chapter members in meaningful and fun programming designed to cultivate member relationships and broaden professional knowledge base. The VPs of Programs shall have the primary responsibility of coordinating Chapter programs and a secondary responsibility to assist the President.

  1. The VPs of Programs shall plan, promote, and execute Chapter events including speakers, menu, name tags, reservations and press releases.
  2. The VPs of Programs shall assist the Chapter President as required in normal organization operations and may be asked to assume the responsibilities of the President in their absence.


VICE PRESIDENT of MEMBERSHIP

The Vice President of Membership is responsible for developing new membership for the Chapter and coordinating with the President the notification of the AEP changes in member status. The VP of Membership shall have the primary responsibility of coordinating Chapter membership. The VP of Membership shall track and encourage membership within the Chapter and the local community and a secondary responsibility to assist the president.

  1. The VP of Membership shall track and encourage membership within the Chapter and the local community. The VP of Membership shall ensure that membership applications are at all Chapter and State events.
  2. The VP of Membership shall assist the Chapter President as required in normal organization operations and may be asked to assume the responsibilities of the President in their absence.


STUDENT MEMBERSHIP & OUTREACH DIRECTOR

The Student Membership and Outreach Director shall be responsible for coordinating and developing student membership and participation from local universities for the Chapter. The Student Membership and Outreach Director will promote internships and host networking programs for local undergraduate and graduate students with a goal of creating and providing a better network between students and the environmental professional community.


TREASURER

The Treasurer shall keep a complete and accurate record of Chapter finances and property, prepare quarterly and annual financial reports for the State Financial Vice President, prepare the annual Chapter Budget, collect and disburse funds, and maintain Chapter accounts. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual property list for the Chapter and State Boards. Such list shall include all equipment owned by the Chapter, with serial numbers, and the officer responsible for allocation and possession. The Treasurer will provide other financial information, if necessary, in accordance with State AEP financial policies.


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

The Communications Director shall keep a full and complete record of the meetings of the Chapter; conduct Chapter elections; handle miscellaneous Chapter correspondence; prepare Board minutes and assignments list; and coordinate with the newsletter editor and newsletter production. The Communications Director will be further responsible for managing and implementing e-blasts, website updates, and social media postings.


CHAPTER DIRECTOR

The Chapter Director shall act as a liaison between the State Board and the Chapter. The Director shall represent the Chapter at all State Board meetings to report information on Chapter activities and recommendations to the State Board, and to communicate State Board activities and direction to the Chapter. The Chapter Director shall coordinate State Board events held in the local area. The Chapter Director is responsible not only for providing clear and timely communication between the Chapter and the State Board but also for representing local Board interests in State affairs.


SAN DIEGO AEP 2022 BOARD MEMBERS


Kelsey Hawkins
President
Harris & Associates

Corinne Lytle Bonine
Chapter Director
Chambers Group

Melanie Tylke
Vice President of Membership
County of San Diego, DGS

Brent Burmeister
Co-Vice President of Programs
ASM Affiliates

Lisa Snodgrass
Co-Vice President of Programs
ICF

Patrick Macpherson
Communications Director
Harris & Associates

Emily Pacholski
Treasurer
ICF

Morgan Weintraub
Newsletter Editor
RECON Environmental

Anna Millar
Student Membership and Outreach Director
ESA

Updated: May 2, 2022 by Patrick Macpherson

MEETING MINUTES

For copies of meeting minutes, contact the Communications Director: sdaepcommunications@gmail.com

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