Committees


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Access and Permitting Committee

Committee Chair, Levi Dexel and Committee Chair-Elect, Pat Langendorfer

Purpose: The Access Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to access to public lands and waters for university outdoor programs, military outdoor programs and community recreation programs. This includes but is not limited to:
 
                A. Outfitter-guide permitting policies of federal and state land and water management agencies.
                B. Indemnification requirements for recreation programs that are state or local government entities.
                C. Insurance requirements imposed as a condition of access to public lands and waters. >> Read more about AORE's commitment to access and permitting, including our Member's Toolkit - a resource created to aid members in the area of access to federal lands

Awards Committee

Committee Chair, Steven Whitman and Committee Chair-Elect, Sasha Griffith 

Purpose: The Awards Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to awards given by or through AORE. >> Read more about AORE awards

Credentialing Task Force

Task Force Chair: Mark Wagstaff

Purpose: The credentialing task force purpose will be to explore and recommend a credentialing system for students and young professionals associated with AORE. Currently looking for volunteers >> Apply here!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Chair, Liz Rogers and Committee Chair-Elect position is open

Purpose: The DE&I Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to diversity and inclusion in outdoor recreation and education.  The DEI develops strategies and providing advice for increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the Association, the profession of outdoor recreation and education, and AORE member programs. >> Read more about AORE's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Committee Chair, Elise Clausen and Committee Chair-Elect, Dylan Blaskey

Purpose: The ESC provides advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to environmental stewardship. This includes, but is not limited to: 
 
                A. Internally-focused environmental stewardship: Ensuring that AORE and its member programs operate in an environmentally sensitive way.
                B. Externally-focused environmental stewardship: Advocating on environmentally-related public policy issues that affect the operations of AORE                     member programs. >> Read more about AORE's commitment to environmental stewardship

Presenter Relations Committee

Committee Chair, Kenny Williams and Committee Chair-Elect, Joe Hanseling

Purpose: The PRC provides advice and recommendations to the AORE Board of Directors and National Office on matters relating to educational content for the AORE Annual Conference. This includes, but is not limited to:
 
                A. Reviewing educational presentation proposals.
                B. Recommending additions to the upcoming conference schedule.
                C. Preparing and providing for logistical support for presenters at the annual conference.
                D. Planning for future conference session proposal needs.

Research and Publications Committee

Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Szolosi and Committee Chair-Elect, Erik Rabinowitz

Purpose: The RPC guides the scholarly efforts of the AORE and supports the membership through the communication and support of research relevant to outdoor recreation and education.

Student Development Committee

Committee Chair, Chris Hendricks and Committee Chair-Elect, Andrew Lyburn

Purpose: The SDC provides advice and recommendations to the AORE Board of Directors on matters relating to student development. This includes: 

                A. Assisting students with the development of professional competencies.
                B. Providing mentorship for student membership.
                C. Advocating for the inclusion of all students in the field of outdoor recreation.