NGS Announces Delegate Council Steering Committee

The Nationwide Genealogical Society is happy to announce formation of the Delegate Council Steering Committee, an advisory group to assist create the consultant physique for societies and organizations within the “new NGS.” The committee is a crucial step within the society’s work to satisfy the wants of the family tree neighborhood following the merger final October. 

Chair Daybreak Carey Henry notes, “The Delegate Council can be a discussion board the place genealogical organizations can collaborate, talk, and counsel amongst member organizations as a part of the brand new NGS. That is one thing all organizations want, particularly now throughout these unprecedented instances. The steering committee’s purpose is to construct the framework for the Delegate Council to make sure efficient governance and operations. It established the title for the physique, maintaining the phrase ‘delegate’ within the title to honor the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ historical past of member representatives serving as delegates.”

The steering committee will assist set up the council’s procedures to supply common engagement with and amongst member organizations and an avenue for suggestions to the NGS board. The steering committee is planning a digital kickoff workshop for delegates to be held 17 Might 2021 at the side of the NGS 2021 Household Historical past Convention.

The Steering Committee represents genealogical societies, libraries, and different organizations situated all through america. The members are:

  • Chair Daybreak Carey Henry, Michigan
  • Vice-Chair W. Samuel Williams, Virginia
  • Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, Tennessee
  • Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL, Pennsylvania
  • Susan Okay. Howard, New Mexico
  • Laurie Hermance-Moore, MLS, AG®, Ohio
  • Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD, Minnesota
  • Ari Wilkins, Texas

Cheri Hudson Passey, Vice President of Society & Group Administration, acts as committee liaison to the board of administrators.

Within the coming months, the committee will additional outline the roles and obligations of a delegate. It should additionally establish methods for member organizations to collaborate and talk with one another and NGS.

Please be a part of us in welcoming this very proficient committee as they additional the objectives and pursuits of genealogists throughout the nation and the world.