Member Responsibilities

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.