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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 eight 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.

Walt Shelton

Chair

Kristen Fancher

Co-Chair

Kimberley Kelley

Member

Jon Bull

Member

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.

Ashleigh Acevedo

Chair and TELJ Editor-in-Chief

Aaron Vargas

Co-Chair

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.

Buck Benson

Chair

Chris Schlag

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.

The Committee’s goals are to maintain a level of ENRLS event sponsorships that provides supplemental revenue to fund ENRLS programs and operational costs, look for new sponsorship opportunities, and to maintain and, as possible, increase Section membership or.

Heather Palmer

Chair

Ty’Meka Reeves-Sobers

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

Chair

Paul Sarahan

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

Chair

Greg Ellis

Co-Chair

Mary Mendoza

Member

Social Media Committee

Because social media has become a frequently used source of information, the Social Media Committee has been established to (1) provide a means for ENRLS to proactively and quickly notify members of important activities of the Section and (2) to enable member of the community to identify and understand ENRLS’s work and impact.

David Klein

Chair

Amber Ahmed

Co-Chair

Diversity, Engagement, and Inclusion Committee

The purpose of the ENRLS Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion Committee (“DEI”) is to celebrate, enhance, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Section and with those that interact with the Section.

Paul Sarahan

Chair

Ty’Meka Reeves-Sobers

Co-Chair

Amber Ahmed

Co-Chair

Nominating Committee

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

Nathan Block

Chair

David Klein

Co-Chair

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