UACES Facebook Arkansas Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists Board Members

AACES Officers and Committees

Current AACES Officers

Office 2016 Officers and Executive Board
President Lisa Washburn
Vice President John Hopkins
Secretary Rebecca Simon
Treasurer Kristin Higgins
Past President Laura Hendrix
Board Member Jill Williams (2016)
Board Member Lindsey Sexton (2016)
Board Member Brian Helms (2017)
Board Member Lauren Copeland (2017)
Board Member Amy Cole (2018)
Board Member Kyle Cunningham (2018)

AACES Committees (revised November 8, 2016)

Committees and Members

Basic responsibilities for all AACES committees:

  • Keep a record of membership list and terms, meeting notes, minutes, and other materials.
  • Maintain and submit official records such as audit, budget, awards recipient list, roster of members, etc.
  • Provide records to President and/or Executive Committee as needed.
  • Provide records or information to the Website Committee as needed.
  • Nominating Committee

    Nominating committee: This committee works together to nominate qualified and key individuals to various other committees within AACES.

    Jill Williams, Chair

    Julie Robinson, Jackson Alexander

  • Professional Improvement (Beans, Brains and Things Committee)

    Professional Improvement Committee (a.k.a. Beans & Brains): This committee comes up with ideas for professional development programs.  They typically host “lunch and learn” or what we call “Beans & Brains”.  These are usually presented quarterly but have also been every other month.  Topics and number of events are up to the committee.  Committee members obtain speakers, plan meetings, reserve the location, promote the event, plan meals, and often prepare lunch.

    Rebecca Simon, Chair

    Rich Poling, Lauren Copeland, Tamara Walkingstick, Becky McPeake, Brenda Waldrum, Holley Tucker, Kathryn McElderry, Chelsey Ahrens, Brittney Schrick, Angela Scott

  • Recognition and Awards

    Recognition and Awards Committee: Visit the AACES website to see a list of the awards presented each year.  This committee solicits nominations, selects recipients, and presents awards.   

    Julie Robinson,Chair

    Angie Freel, Rebecca Simon, Diane Mashburn, Amy Cole, Jackson Alexander, Julie Thompson, Jill Williams, Angela Scott

  • Constitution and Audit

    Constitution and Audit Committee: This committee conducts the annual audit of AACES financial records.  The committee chair presents a report at the annual meeting. They review the Constitution and Bylaws to insure they remain true to the purpose of AACES. 

    Kris Rutherford, Chair

    Bobby Hall, Donna Rothberg

  • Budget Committee

    Budget Committee: The Budget Committee prepares the annual budget and presents it for approval by the board.  The approved budget is presented by the committee chair at the annual meeting.

    Julie Robinson, Chair

    Jill Williams, Bobby Hall, Donna Rothberg, Del Johnson

  • Fundraising Committee

    Fundraising Committee: Thanks to this sweet committee for hosting our annual Valentine’s Day bake sale.  The bake sale, along with other fund raisers, helps to support AACES activities and events including awards, social activities, professional improvement, a legislative event, a 4-H Congress trip, and sending representatives to a leadership conference (PILD).  This committee organizes and conducts our fundraising activities.

    Katie Holland, Chair

    Rebecca Simon, Diane Mashburn, Rich Poling, Jill Williams, Armenta Lockhart, Tamara Walkingstick, Jackson Alexander, Keith Cleek, Sarah David

  • Social Committee

    Social Committee: Spring Fling, Fall Festival, and Business after Hours are a few of many AACES social events.  Join this committee and help plan, organize, and promote activities that develop esprit de corps.

    Tamara Walkingstick, Chair

    Jill Williams, Lauren Copeland, J.J. Pitman, John Hopkins, Holley Tucker, Amy Cole, Gretchen Skinner, Armenta Lockhart, Jackson Alexander, Keith Cleek

  • Website Committee

    Website Committee: This committee maintains and updates the AACES webpages and works with other committee members to keep their information current.

    Amy Cole, Chair

    Kyle Cunningham, Mary Poling, Erica Barnes Fields, Jarrod Hardke, Becky Bridges, BeVerly Sims, Gretchen Skinner, Angela Scott

  • History

    History Committee: This committee maintains records to preserve the history of AACES.

    Brenda Waldrum, Chair

    Donna Rothberg, Angela Stewart, Brenda Waldrum, Kristin Higgins

  • Resolutions

    Resolutions Committee: Sometimes our members have ideas about positive changes for the Cooperative Extension Service. The Resolution Committee solicits and collects these ideas.  They present them to AACES membership for voting.  Resolutions that are approved by the membership are presented to Administration for consideration. 

    Jill Williams, Chair

    Del Johnson, Kris Rutherford, Becky McPeake, Rosemary Rodibaugh, Amy Cole

  • Membership

    Membership Committee: Spread the word about AACES.  Recruit new and returning members.  The Membership Committee conducts our annual membership drive leading up to our January annual meeting.

    Teresa Henson, Chair

    Judy Robison, Brenda Waldrum, Armenta Lockhart

  • Community Service

    Community Service Committee: We’ve supported blood drives and given to food banks.  AACES members support one or two community service projects each year.  This committee organizes service projects and recruits participation.

    Amy McClelland & Sara David, Chairs

    Teresa Henson, Del Johnson, Holley Tucker, Rex Roberg, Amy Hedges, Amy McClelland, Priscella Thomas-Scott, Julie Thompson, Rosemary Rodibaugh, Lindsey Sexton, Sammy Sadaka