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Standing Committees

The Council relies on the work and recommendations of the standing committees to execute the Section’s mission and programs. The Council currently has six standing committees, plus a nominating committee that selects the upcoming year’s Council slate.

Law School Committee

The Committee’s purposes are to inform law school students about the practice of environmental and natural resources law and to manage the selection and grant process of scholarships and internships.

The Committee’s goals are to provide outreach to a reasonable number of law students each calendar year and to effectively manage, promote, and maintain scholarship and internship programs.

Kristen Fancher

Co-Chair

Walt Shelton

Co-Chair

Publications and Communications Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to oversee and publish the Texas Environmental Law Journal (TELJ), as well as overseeing and assisting with the coordination of other publications in which ENRLS is involved.

The Committee’s goals are to timely publish TELJ and assist or facilitate publication of other ENRLS materials.

Lyn Clancy

Co-Chair and TELJ Editor-in-Chief

Aaron Vargas

Co-Chair

Ashley Acevedo

Incoming TELJ Editor-in-Chief

Pro Bono and Community Outreach Committee

The Committee’s purposes are to identify and pursue pro bono and community outreach opportunities consistent with the Section’s scope, direction, and defined budget, and which benefit the community or Section members.

The Committee’s goals are to engage in a diverse selection of pro bono and community outreach activities and increasingly engage Section members in such activities, then maintain consistent Section engagement in ongoing activities.

David Klein

Co-Chair

Pete Wahl

Co-Chair

Sponsorship and Membership Committee

The Committee’s purposes are to solicit, promote, track, and monitor sponsorship of ENRLS events and media, and ENRLS support of non-ENRLS events; and to solicit, promote, maintain, and monitor Section memberships.

  1. Ship of ENRLS’events and med mand ENRLS support of non-ENRLS events.
  2. To solicit, promote, maintain, and monitor Section memberships.

The Committee’s goals are to:

  1. Maintain a level of ENRLS event sponsorships that provides supplemental revenue on par with current levels, which will fund ENRLS programs and operational costs.
  2. Look for new sponsorship opportunities and corresponding revenue streams consistent with SBOT rules and policies and with ENRLS values and Council decision-making.
  3. Increase Section membership or, at a minimum, maintain current levels of membership to the extent possible.

Caroline Sweeney

Co-Chair

Mike Dillinger

Co-Chair

Website and Technology Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to actively improve and maintain the ENRLS website and evaluate other technology-based platforms or methods to promote ENRLS and enhance ENRLS membership engagement with the Section.

The Committee’s goals are to maintain and continually improve the Section’s website, and identify new technology that will improve the website, ENRLS communications, membership engagement, etc.

Steve McMillen

Co-Chair

Connie Westfall

Co-Chair

Education Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to liaison with and assist the planning committees of the continuing legal education events in which ENRLS sponsors and/or participates.

The Committee’s goals are to participate in the planning and management of CLE events to provide CLE opportunities for Section members at a reasonable price in furtherance of ENRLS’s purposes and goals.

Lisa Dyar

Co-Chair

Greg Ellis

Co-Chair

Nominating Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to identify and nominate candidates for Council positions for the upcoming year.

Susan Maxwell

Co-Chair

Steve McMillen

Co-Chair

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