2012-2013 Membership List (Current as of March 22, 2013)
Membership in the Panel shall consist of Voting Members, Alternate Members, and Participating Members.
Voting Members: Voting Members shall be appointed to fill Voting Positions, representing U. S. Federal Agencies, U. S. State Governments, U. S. Territorial Governments, Canadian Provinces, Canadian Federal Agencies, Mexican Federal Agencies, Tribal Regions and Other Interests.
Alternate Members: Appointing Organizations may appoint an Alternate Member to represent them, if the Voting Member may not be able to attend the regular Panel meetings. However, these organizations shall be encouraged to appoint Voting Members who can themselves fully participate in Panel meetings. Alternate Members may vote only when the Voting Member for that position is absent.
Participating Members: Participating Members shall not vote, but may participate in panel discussion on the same terms as other Panel members. The Panel may appoint Participating Members as needed, by simple majority.
Appointment of Members: An Appointing Organization selected for each Voting Position shall appoint a Voting Member and, where allowed and desired, an Alternate Member. An Appointing Organization has the authority to replace the members it has appointed; or, upon resignation of a member it has appointed, to appoint a new member.
Appointing Organizations: The Appointing Organization for the Voting Positions for Federal Agencies, State, Territorial and Provincial Governments shall be the agencies or governments so designated in Attachment A of the WRP Guide to Procedures. The Panel shall serve as the Appointing Organization for the two At-Large positions. The Appointing Organizations for the Voting Positions for Tribal Regions and Other Interests shall be selected by the Panel, and shall serve for up to about a four-year term. At each Fourth-Year Panel Meeting as defined below, the Panel shall, by simple majority vote, select a new Appointing Organization for each of these Voting Positions or re-select the existing one. The Panel may, by simple majority vote, delegate to the Executive Committee the authority to select any or all such Appointing Organizations.
The first Panel meeting that occurs more than four years after the Organizational Meeting of July 9, 1997 shall be designated a Fourth-Year Panel Meeting; and each Panel meeting that occurs next after four years after the preceding Fourth-Year Panel Meeting shall be designated a Fourth- Year Panel Meeting. At other times the Panel may remove an Appointing Organization by two-thirds majority vote, provided that such action has been noticed in the draft agenda mailed to each member at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote takes place.
Voting Positions: The Panel may add or remove Voting Positions by a two-thirds majority vote, provided that such action has been noticed in the draft agenda mailed to each member at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote takes place.
Term of Service of Members: A Voting or Alternate Member shall serve until:
- the member resigns,
- the member's Appointing Organization completes its term of office,
- the member is removed by or resigns from his or her Appointing Organization,
- the member is removed by the Panel (as described below), or
- the member's Appointing Organization is removed by vote of the Panel. If removed for reason #2, the member's term of service shall run through the end of the Fourth-Year Panel Meeting that completes the term of service of his or her Appointing Organization. If removed for reasons #4 or #5, the member's term of service shall end with the vote of the Panel.
A Participating Member's term of service shall run though the end of the next Fourth-Year Panel Meeting (2005). There is no limit to the number of terms that a member may serve.
Duties of members include participation, when possible, in Panel meetings and committees. To enhance coordination of activities, members should communicate ANS management and policy initiatives to other Panel members through presentations at the annual meeting or via the list server consistent with the current policy of the Panel.
Members are expected to communicate the Panel’s recommended actions to the organizations they represent, and strive to improve the organization’s ability to address ANS issues.
The Panel may remove a member by two-thirds majority vote, provided that such action has been noticed in the draft agenda mailed to each member at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which the vote takes place.