Responsibilities of All Members
All members are expected to uphold the responsibilities of membership and contribute time, information, knowledge and energy to the TCHM. In addition, our members must:
- Agree to the TCHM’s mission, principles and rules of engagement.
- Be an active and supportive part of the collective voice.
- Inform the TCHM of any pertinent issues and/or updates.
- Generate ideas for issues to address, needs and gaps.
- Support and distribute key communications and/or collateral materials.
- Provide input on meeting agenda items.
- Work to attend general membership meetings (approximately 4 per year).
- Contribute to the TCHM’s work, including but not limited to:
- Serving on ad hoc committees
- Writing and/or editing documents
- Providing meeting space/refreshments
- Taking on miscellaneous assignments that may arise
- Respond to periodic checklist of subject matter expertise sent out by facilitator.
- Share media contacts and work with local media on consensus issues.
- Provide feedback on implementation of state initiatives in local areas as appropriate.
Responsibilities of Steering Committee Members
The TCHM’s steering committee members agree to:
- Share information and respond to communications in a timely manner.
- Strive to have at least one representative from each member organization attend approximately 6 of the 10 monthly meetings, and participate by contributing to preparation and discussions.
- Share any information or knowledge on issues related to the TCHM that could have intended or unintended consequences for the TCHM and its members.
- Promote the TCHM’s mission and priorities.
- Review and approve membership, substitution and termination of members based on agreed upon criteria as well as compliance with the TCHM’s guidelines.
- Develop steering committee and broader coalition procedures and communication guidelines, as needed.
- Identify and draft -legislative priorities for consideration.
- Assign ad hoc committees as needed, and volunteer to serve as an ad hoc committee chair.
- Identify resources that the larger group can offer to other stakeholders and decision makers.
- Revisit general membership, steering committee membership, procedures and guidelines each year.
- Revisit steering committee and general meeting schedules each year.