Policy Process

NASUCA’s standing and ad-hoc committees develop the policy positions that guide the organization’s advocacy activities and other programs. The Committees meet to discuss and debate policy issues that have a state and national impact. The standing committees meet via conference call about every six weeks and also assemble at the annual and mid- year member meetings.

The Chair of each Committee is responsible for: managing the meetings of the committee, designating sub-committees or working groups, leading the discussion and debate on policy issues, presenting testimony on behalf of the organization before Congress, and meeting with federal policy officials. The Committee works in concert with the Executive Director to determine the best strategies on national policy.

The Committees draft NASUCA’s policy resolutions for consideration by the membership. These resolutions guide the Executive Director when representing NASUCA members’ concerns before federal policy makers. Most resolutions are prepared to present at NASUCA’s annual and mid year membership meetings. The By-Laws also provide a process for membership consideration of resolutions during the period in between member meetings.