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POSITION STATEMENT COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Margaret Spring

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Committee Chair

Paul Cassak

West Virginia University

Member

Denise Hills

Geological Survey of Alabama

Member

Beth Inadomi

Podesta Group

Member

Miriam Kastner

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Member

Brendan Kelly

International Arctic Research Center

Member

Kevin Reed

Stony Brook University

Member

Lexi Shultz

AGU

Staff Partner; Vice President, Public Affairs

Elizabeth Landau

AGU

Staff Partner; Assistant Director, Public Affairs


Committee charge and initiatives

The committee will manage the AGU position statement portfolio. In addition to reviewing proposed, expiring, current, and draft statements, discussions will include developing detailed guidelines for position statement panels, updating the statement review/creation process to reflect the current environment and needs, and developing and implementing ideas for educating members about position statements.

The committee supports the following key initiatives:

  • Review the position statement adoption process and make changes as necessary to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency.

  • Review any position statements expiring in this year.

  • Review any proposals for new position statements as well as any requested edits to existing position statements.

  • Nominate AGU members for position statement panels.

Position statement committee charge