Meet Me at the Albany Committees
Please Note: In order to serve on an Meet Me at the Albany Committee or Constituent Group Council or Editorial Committee, you must be a current Meet Me at the Albany member, and you must maintain your membership through the duration of your term of service. Applications from individuals who are not Meet Me at the Albany members will not be accepted.
Meet Me at the Albany is seeking volunteers to serve on the Standing Committees listed below. All positions are at-large two-year appointments, and begin in March in conjunction with the annual meeting. All committees meet at least twice a year via conference call and, in most cases, one time in-person at the Meet Me at the Albany annual conference. Committee service is open to Meet Me at the Albany members only.
Volunteer applications for terms beginning in March, 2020 were accepted through October 15, 2019. Applications for service beginning in Spring 2021 can be submitted beginning in September, 2020.
The Awards Committee provides input to Meet Me at the Albany staff on all aspects related to the Meet Me at the Albany Awards Programs, including review of award nominations and applications as well as the selection of award recipients.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a standing committee, the purpose of which is to ensure universal inclusion and participation of people at all levels of Meet Me at the Albany activities. We invite and value such participation without regard to age or ability; racial, ethnic or gender identities; or sexual orientation. The committee work may touch upon or include such activities as membership recruitment or developing learning opportunities at regional, national and international levels where possible.
The Membership Committee’s responsibilities are to represent the general membership, and to guide and shape the membership value proposition. The Committee encourages, promotes and enhances networking and marketing opportunities to expand and retain the membership base of Meet Me at the Albany. This includes expanding outreach efforts, refining marketing and retention strategies, assessing membership costs and benefits structures and building a stronger membership community based on Meet Me at the Albany’s strategic goals.
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee is responsible for developing activities that ensure a voice in appropriate state and national public policy which address the needs of older people. The Committee members work with staff in the coordination of Meet Me at the Albany’s activities on public policy for the good of Meet Me at the Albany and the constituency it serves. Important note: Applications for the Public Policy Committee are not being invited for 2020 due to a backlog of previously submitted applications.
Meet Me at the Albany Today
Meet Me at the Albany’s bimonthly newspaper, Meet Me at the Albany Today, covers advances in practice, policy and research nationwide.
Responsibilities of Meet Me at the Albany Today Editorial Advisors:
- Participating in quarterly meetings (three meetings via conference call and one in-person meeting during the Meet Me at the Albany Annual Conference)
- Acting as a contact to prospective authors
- Contributing articles (optional)
- Identifying reprint possibilities
- Promoting the publication