SARM has four internal policy committees. Each committee is comprised of board members, a staff lead, and additional staff support. Please see below for committee files, members, and contact information. Please note that not all of the policy issues that the Policy Department deals with fall under the purview of SARM’s internal committees. For information on an issue that isn’t listed as a committee file, please contact the Director of Policy and Research.
Agriculture and Environment Committee
The Ag and Environment Committee was created to focus exclusively on agricultural and environmental issues of importance to rural municipalities and producers. Agriculture has always been a top priority for SARM. Environmental issues facing rural municipalities are increasing in variety, frequency and severity.
Committee Members: Ray Orb (Chair), Larry Grant, Norm Nordgulen, Bill Huber, Judy Harwood
Infrastructure and Development Committee
The Infrastructure and Development Committee was created in response to the increasing financial and logistical pressure of economic growth on rural municipalities, including the maintenance and enhancement of the rural road network.
Committee Members: Carmen Sterling (Chair), Rod Weins, Harvey Malanowich, Bill Huber, Wendy Gowda
Municipal Governance Committee
The governance issues facing rural municipalities are increasing in variety, frequency and severity. The Municipal Governance Committee was created to focus exclusively on intergovernmental affairs of importance to rural municipalities.
Committee Members: Carmen Sterling (Chair), Judy Harwood, Rod Weins, Harvey Malanowich, Wendy Gowda