Committees

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ADVOCACY An engaged group of volunteers working to connect with state and local government and industry leaders to advance the development and funding of green building practices. Want to Get Involved? Jerry Smith Smith Green Health Seth Trance COMMUNICATIONS Sharing the news, events and accolades of the community responsible for making the central Ohio built environment more healthy, sustainable and prosperous. Want to Get Involved? Megan Meier Higher Ground Green Roofs 614-949-6008 MEMBERSHIP A networking team of volunteers promoting the benefits of membership and the opportunities available at both local and national levels Want to Get Involved? Paul Kreitler FINANCE A savvy team of strategists focusing on ways and means to support the Chapter's funding efforts in order to ensure that fiscal responsibility is transparent and financial operation is sustainable Want to Get Involved? Trevor Warren, Treasurer Schneider Downs & Company Inc. 614-586 -7243 PROGRAMS & EDUCATION The heart and soul of the Chapter, the P&E Committee plans events, workshops, speakers, tours and educational programs to raise our levels of understanding of green building practices in our community and in our global context. Want to Get Involved? Julia Noschang KLH Engineers 614-603-2711 Melissa Olson M + A Architects EMERGING PROFESSIONALS A group of young professionals who strive to connect students, recent graduates and new professionals with seasoned professionals by organizing networking opportunities and professional development events. Want to Get Involved? Jacqueline Langhals Focus On Green LLC 877-776-5435 Brian Johnson Advanced Engineering Consultants VOLUNTEER Chapters are the front door to USGBC, and each one relies on dedicated chapter volunteers to be successful. Chapters offer many opportunities for you to get active and make a difference in your community. Here are a few ways you can play a part in your chapter:
  • Advocacy: Help educate local officials and community leaders on the benefits of green building. Work to promote green building initiatives such as green schools.
  • Education: Assist with organizing LEED education programs and study groups held by your chapter.
  • Committee Involvement: Participate on a committee – all chapters have finance, membership and programming committees and many have others, too – to help your chapter grow and become a stronger voice for USGBC and green building.
  • Communications/PR: Help your chapter get the word out. Share your PR expertise or help develop communications tools such as e-blasts and local press lists.
  • Administrative: From data entry to number crunching, you can help your chapter get the necessary “stuff” done behind the scenes.
  • Emerging Professionals (EP): If you are a student or young professional, the EP committee and student group provides opportunities to get involved locally.
  Want to Get Involved? VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR DeEtte DeWeese Johnstone Supply 614-312-2488 FUNDRAISING/SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR Dan Barringer 614-989-5314