Board of Directors members and other community members serve on many of the Washington Trust’s committees.
The Executive Committee consists of Board officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer), Past President, and two at-large members. With input from committee chairs and staff, this committee sets board agenda, oversees general administration of organization and conducts official board business as necessary between board meetings. This committee also oversees board orientation and board development and serves as Washington Trust’s Personnel Committee.
Working closely with staff and Board of Directors, the Development Committee identifies, cultivates, and coordinates solicitation of board and major donors. This committee also ensures that board is given training and assistance needed to solicit donors.
The Education Committee assesses community needs and, with staff, develops public education and heritage education programs, including workshops, conferences, and special programs. This committee also develops opportunities to use Stimson-Green Mansion for public and school education and assists in other public education tools such as newsletter and website.
The Finance Committee is responsible for overall direction and control of Washington Trust finances. With the executive director, this committee coordinates preparation and monitoring of annual budget; annually reviews sources of funding; oversees and reports results of annual audit to board; recommends to the board investment of funds and reports on condition of such investments to board; and assists executive director in insuring that efficient, cost-effective financial management systems with proper controls are in place.
With the executive director and staff, the preservation committee oversees Washington Trust intervention on preservation issues and provides technical assistance statewide. This committee also serves as the Sivinski Fund grant application review committee and the Most Endangered Places nomination review committee. Additionally, this committee helps determine Washington Trust response on critical preservation issues.
Public Policy & Advocacy Committee
With the executive director, the Public Policy & Advocacy Committee determines and carries out Washington Trust’s state and federal public policy agenda. This committee serves as liaison with Heritage Caucus and determines Washington Trust response on critical preservation-related legislation. This committee works to ensure strong communication with elected officials regarding preservation agenda.
If you are interested in becoming involved with any of these committees, please contact us.