Committees

Committees

The VaAGC is pleased to announce our five working committees. We have wonderful ideas for making networking in Virginia easier, mobilizing our state's counselors to take action on issues relevant to our profession, and providing educational opportunities in our own backyards. In order to make these ideas a reality, we need the help of volunteers like you!

Committee members will be asked for a minimum of one year service. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail your name, preferred e-mail address and telephone number to secretary@vaagc.org. Be sure to specify the committee(s) for which you are volunteering.

Bylaws and Public Policy Committee

The Bylaws and Public Policy Committee is responsible for editing and updating the bylaws as necessary and monitoring relevant legislative activities in Virginia. Committee members will familiarize themselves with present and future legislation of state and federal government influencing the practice of genetic counseling in Virginia. This Committee may also establish a legislative contact in Richmond. The Committee will contribute to formal VaAGC position statements on various legislative issues and take action on those with the highest priority for our membership.

State Meeting and Education Committee

The State Meeting and Education Committee is responsible for determining the date and location of the Annual Virginia Genetics Education Conference and for identifying corporate and educational sponsors to help defray costs of the meeting. The committee will be responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying-out the objectives, agenda, and speakers for the meeting. The State Meeting and Education Committee will also maintain awareness of regional and state-wide educational conferences and meetings that members of the VaAGC may wish to attend. Regular updates regarding educational opportunities, including the Annual Virginia Genetics Education Conference, will be communicated to the VaAGC through the website, newsletter, and email.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for collecting nominations for the Board of Directors election as well as overseeing the voting process. This includes distributing ballots to the general membership, tabulating, and communicating results to the VaAGC membership. The Membership Committee is also responsible for selection and distribution of student project awards, as well as performing an annual audit and expenditures report of VaAGC expenses. 

Communication and Outreach Committee

The Communication and Outreach Committee is responsible for VaAGC’s visibility on social media platforms such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This Committee will also work on identifying community events that are relevant to the VaAGC’s mission and vision statements and working with the larger Virginia community to increase the visibility of the Genetic Counseling profession and the VaAGC organization.  A quarterly newsletter will be produced for the VaAGC membership with updates about activities of the VaAGC and its members, as well as educational updates and items. This Committee is responsible for the design of the newsletter and dissemination of this bulletin. As Officers foresee a need for marketing of the VaAGC, this Committee shall be responsible for determining the appropriate methods and actions required.

Digital Maintenance Committee

The Digital Maintenance Committee is responsible for the overall operation and appearance of the VaAGC public web presence as well as organization of internal digital platforms. Responsibilities include oversight of the web content and design, as well as coordination of various digital platforms. A quarterly newsletter will be produced for the VaAGC membership with updates about activities of the VaAGC and its members, as well as educational updates and items.

WHO WE ARE

The VaAGC facilitates communication among counselors in Virginia and serves as a resource for delivering relevant information to the public.

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PO BOX 7621
Charlottesville VA 22906

Email
info@vaagc.com

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