Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance - Membership Structure

Core Member Organization​:

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Prospective Core Member Organizations are nominated by a current Core Member Organization, vetted by the Steering Committee, and approved with a 2/3 majority vote of the Core Member Organizations. Full approval will be pending until a signed Core membership agreement from an executive officer of the approved organization is submitted to the Steering Committee Chair.

Due to the significant contributions made during the creation of EMMA, the following 10 member organizations (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Community Greenways Collaborative, Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Louis Calder Center, New York Botanical Garden, Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Mohonk Preserve, Teatown Lake Reservation, Vassar College, and Westchester County Parks) will retain Core Member Organization status for as long as they meet the minimum criteria of an Affiliate Member Organization

Affiliate Member Organization​:

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Prospective Affiliate Member Organizations are nominated by a current Core Member Organization, vetted by the Steering Committee, and approved with a 2/3 majority vote of the Core Member Organizations. Full approval will be pending until a signed Affiliate membership agreement from an executive officer of the approved organization is submitted to the Steering Committee Chair.

Contributors​:

Prospective Contributors are nominated by a current Core or Affiliate Member Organization, vetted by the Steering Committee, and approved with a 2/3 majority vote of the Core Member Organizations.

Guests​:

Any Core or Affiliate Member Organizations, or Contributors may recommend a Guest to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will will make a determination on whether the guest can attend EMMA meetings. Guests are typically experts invited to give a presentation at an EMMA meeting, advise on a specific project or topic, or individuals that might be interested in becoming contributors, or affiliate or core members. Guests are usually present at EMMA meetings once or only a few times, while contributors are individuals that are associated with EMMA for extended periods

Serves on Steering Committee

Has voting privileges

Participates in Working Groups

Can Chair Working Groups

Can propose projects

Can Nominate Core or Affiliate Member Organizations

Can Nominate Contributors

Can Nominate Guests

Project Participation

Core Member Organization

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

50%

Affiliate Member Organization

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

At least 1 but less than 50%

Contributor

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

Guest

N

N

N

N

Y

N

N

N

N