Leadership and Committees

SCA Leadership

SCA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization that has been operating out of Priest River, Idaho for the last 35years. SCA is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors (BoD), ranging from 7-11 individuals, that serve three year terms and are voted/elected into position by SCA membership (YOU!) at the SCA Annual Meeting in the fall. Each elected Director must be over 18 and a member of SCA. SCA has four executive officer positions; President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The SCA BoD meets on the third Thursday of every month throughout the year.

Duties of the SCA President

The President shall be the principal officer of the SCA and shall preside at all meetings of the Membership and the Board of Directors, may sign, and with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the SCA, contracts or other instruments which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution is expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws or by statute to some other officer or agent of the SCA; and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of the President and other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Duties of the SCA Vice-President

In the absence of the President or in event of his or her inability or refusal to act, a Vice President (or in the event there is more than one Vice President, the Vice President in the order of election) shall perform the duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the President.  The Vice President shall perform such other duties as assigned by the President of by the Board of Directors.

Duties of the SCA Treasurer

The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the SCA; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the SCA from any source whatsoever, deposit all such moneys in the name of the SCA in the banks, trust companies or other depositories to the office of Treasurer and other duties as assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors. As per Section 1, the Board of Directors may elect or appoint other necessary officers and assistant officers and agents and designate their duties.

Duties of the SCA Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for the minutes of the meetings of the Membership and of the Board of Directors and committees having any of the authority of the Board of Directors; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of the corporate records of the Corporation; keep a register of the name and address of each Member, proxy votes and in general perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and other duties as assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

SCA Executive Director (ED)

Is the principal employee of the SCA Board of Directors. The SCA BoD has the authority to select and remove the Executive Director. The ED executes the will of the SCA Board.

Current and Standing SCA Committees

Governance Committee (Standing)

The Governance Committee is one of three SCA core committees (Issues and Finance are the other two)The Governance Committee is in place to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity, inclusiveness, and broad-based participation within the organization as a whole. The purposes of this committee are to oversee the process of providing SCA with strategic leadership, including setting direction, making policy and strategy decisions, overseeing and monitoring organizational performance, and ensuring overall accountability. In addition the Executive Committee is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of an Executive Director and assuring SCA conformance with SCA Articles of Incorporation, SCA By-Laws & State/Federal Laws.

Official members include; Martin Stacey (Chair) & Eleanor Hungate-Jones

Finance Committee (Standing)

The Finance Committee is one of three SCA core committees. This committee provides oversight and gives guidance to SCA’s Board on SCA annual budgets, current & future finance outlooks and reports on monthly and annual incomes and expenses. SCA has some significant finance issues and funding challenges and some of the main purposes of this committee are to track and report on SCA finances and to implement a strategic approach to grant applications and other funding opportunities annually. This committee meets every other month, gives reports at all BoD meetings and is open to the full SCA Board and membership/public.

Official members include; Jon Quinn Hurst (Chair), Jon Miller and Adam Kress

Issues Committee (Standing)

The Issues Committee is one of three SCA core committees. This committee provides oversight and gives guidance to SCA’s Board on all regional issues of environmental concern. The Issues committee provides direction to the BoD and Executive Director as to which regional environmental issues are most paramount and in need of SCA’s backing and support. With limited resources it is important that SCA be very strategic as to where we spend our limited finances, time and energy and the Issues Committee helps to steer SCA in the right direction.

Official members include; James Lea (Chair), Curt Wickre and Paul Sieracki

Ad Hoc Planning Committee (SCA Sub-Board)

This committee was formed and began meeting in May 2021 in order to expedite the review and feedback from the SCA Board on new SCA operational, planning, program and project documents. This committee is the first step towards final Board review and approval of governing plans, projects and formal operational documents. This committee meets every other week and is open to the full SCA Board. Official members include; Curt Wickre, Eleanor Hungate-Jones, Jon Quinn Hurst and James Lea.

Fundraising Committee

This committee is brand NEW and was formed in June 2021 in order to oversee the planning and facilitation of SCA events and fundraisers. This committee meets every month and is open to the full BoD and membership/public. Official members include; Jon Miller, Nancy Wickre and Janet Torline,

Scientific Research Program; Water Quality Working Group

This committee oversees and facilitates the work of all of our citizen science water quality monitoring programs; Priest Lake and stream tributaries sampling projects and aquatic vegetation growth studies in Priest Lake. This working group is open to the full SCA Board and membership/public. Official members include; Curt Wickre, Jon Quinn Hurst, Stan Miller, Paul Sieracki and James Lea.

SCA is always in need of amazing community members (like YOU) to join our Board of Directors and or any of our open committees. Please consider joining our amazing team and supporting your community! SCA is powered by YOU our community members!