Committees

NASW Montana Working Committees

Committee Team

NASW Montana Chapter members are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one working committee. Our committees are literally how NASW Montana serves its mission and reaches its Chapter Strategic Plan goals. Join like-minded individuals across Montana working to make positive change today!

What is Expected from Committee Members?

Each committee is comprised of a chair and committee members. You can read position descriptions for both roles here.

Below are details for each committee and we encourage you to reach out to the chair person directly if you have questions or email Nathan Stahley, Executive Director. In addition to regularly scheduled meetings, committees communicate frequently using a Slack Workspace.

Social Action and Policy Committee

Chair Person: Email Virginia Avery, SWLC to join this committee.

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Purpose: This committee is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, recommending and introducing legislation for the purpose of enhancing the profession of social work in Montana and supporting and promoting social justice outcomes for diverse marginalized groups, especially in Montana.

Areas of Focus:

-Local and State Legislation
-Social Work Interstate Compact

Meeting Schedule:

Virtually from 9-10am (MT) the last Monday of every month. More frequently during legislative sessions.

Professional Development Committee

Chair Person: Email Britta Sago, to join this committee.

Purpose: To Identify topics and presenters for continuing education conferences and webinars and ensure quality training opportunities throughout the year. To develop opportunities for successful clinical supervision. To provide monthly opportunities for learning for association members.

Areas of Focus:

-Clinical Supervisor Training
-Licensure Exam Prep
-Webinar Series Events
-Annual Conference

Meeting Schedule:

Virtually from 7:15-8:15pm (MT) the first Monday of every two months. More frequently leading up to larger events.

Membership and Outreach Committee

Chair Person: Email Emily Dillow, LMSW to join this committee.

Purpose: To build strong connections with our members, help with member recruitment and retention, and enhance the value of NASW Membership.

Areas of Focus:

-Make calls to new members welcoming them to NASW
-Develop and administer an annual member survey
-Help with Regional Gatherings

Meeting Schedule:

Virtually from 6:30-7:30pm (MT) the second Wednesday of every month.

Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee

Chair Person: Email Adrienne Bombelles, MSW, SWLC to join this committee.

Purpose: PACE is dedicated to advancing social workers’ public policy goals in campaigns and elections. PACE endorses and contributes to candidates who support NASW policy issues, and mobilizes social workers to vote for PACE-endorsed candidates. NASW Montana PACE endorse state and local legislative candidates, and candidates for statewide elections.

Areas of Focus:

-Develop, promote and maintain the process for PACE endorsements
-Ensure compliance with state and local PACE reporting requirements

Meeting Schedule:

Quarterly meeting schedule TBD.