Committees

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 Committee

Agriculture Committee Files

The Ag Committee was created to focus exclusively on agricultural issues of importance to rural municipalities and producers.

Committee Members: Ray Orb (Chair), Larry Grant, Norm Nordgulen, Bill Huber

Contact:  Ben Chursinoff

 

Environment Committee

Environment Committee Files

The environmental issues facing rural municipalities are increasing in variety, frequency and severity.  The Environment Committee was created to focus exclusively on environmental issues of importance to rural municipalities, as these can be costly and related processes are often onerous to navigiate.

Committee Members: Ray Orb (Chair), Larry Grant, Norm Nordgulen, Judy Hardwood

Contact:  Ben Chursinoff

 

Infrastructure and Development Committee

Infrastructure and Development Committee Files

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

Contact:  Libbey Morin

 

Municipal Governance Committee

Municipal Governance Committee Files

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

Contact: Shelley Kilbride

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