Our Committees

Making A Difference

As a member-driven organization, USGBC committees are the primary means by which the organization develops consensus-based programs to serve the green building industry. Our committees are a great way to become involved in the chapter and network with other green building industry professionals. Each group typically meets once a month at various locations throughout the Metro area.

Our committee leaders come together once a month in our Core Committee meeting to share resources and provide support across our volunteer network as needed throughout the year.

If you would like to join one of our growing committees, check the
committee pages below for particulars on committee meeting times and locations. Contact the appropriate committee chair for more information.

Heartland Region

The Central Plains Chapter is a part of the Heartland Region for USGBC. The Heartland Region is composed of various chapters in the upper Midwest from Ohio to Kansas and all areas north. Collaboration between chapters occurs at the regional level.

Representative to the Regional Committee
Chris Stanton, McCownGordon Construction 

Associate to the Regional Committee
Elise Kirchhofer, Henderson Engineers

Chapter Steering Committee Member from the HRC
Harriet Grindel, BRR Architecture 

Dynamic Governance

Dynamic Governance is a process adopted within the Central Plains Chapter - as well as other USGBC chapters nationwide - designed to improve communications and policy-making across the organization. Dynamic Governance offers a management tool to better utilize all the intelligence within the chapter, leading to increased productivity and a more efficient, flexible and responsive organization.

Primary Committees

Advocacy
To monitor and advocate for strong green building strategies, policies, and incentives together with the Metro area's public sector and civic groups.

Communications
To develop and execute a comprehensive communications plan for the chapter.

Development
To establish a strategy for a sound financial base to support the mission of the national USGBC organization and to promote vibrant growth and influence of the local chapter in support of its leaders in sustainable design for Central Plains chapter and the Heartland Region.

Emerging Professionals
Emerging Professionals (EP) are students and young professionals dedicated to becoming and recruiting the future leaders of the green building movement through opportunities for leadership, education, networking and design competitions.

Green Schools
We have a vision: green schools for everyone within this generation. For this reason, we formed the Center for Green Schools to expand our efforts to drive change in how we design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will enhance student learning experiences.

Membership
To recruit and engage a diverse community of individuals interested in advancing the principles of sustainable design, development, operation and maintenance across the built environment.

Outreach and Programs
The committee and subcommittees plan and facilitate monthly program meetings that promote education, outreach and support for members and like-minded affiliates.

To join a committee and for more information, please contact the committee chair or Summer Evans at info@usgbccentralplains.org

Upcoming Committee Meetings

05 Aug 2014 12:00 PM • Conference Call
12 Aug 2014 8:15 AM • JE Dunn, 1001 Locust St, Kansas City, MO
06 Sep 2014 12:00 PM • Conference Call
09 Sep 2014 8:15 AM • JE Dunn, 1001 Locust St, Kansas City, MO
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