Officers and Committees

See more information on officer, coordinating council, delegate and committee positions below.

Wisconsin Green Party Officers

Co-chairs:

 

Dave Schwab

Dace Zeps

Recording Secretary:

Corresponding Secretary: 

Molly Katzfey

Nathan Pelkey

Operations Treasurer:

Elections Treasurer:

Bobby Gifford

Pete Karas

 

Coordinating Council:

Congressional District Representatives

CD1

 Joe Witkowiak, Kevin Rydzik

CD2

 Nathan Johnson

CD3

 Michael White, Olga Anderson

CD4

 Josh Anderson, Tomas Ward

CD5

 Bruce Hinkforth

CD6

 Jeff Reese

CD7

 open

CD8  open

 

Caucus Representatives

Youth Caucus: Tiffany Anderson

Women's Caucus: Rachel Peller

LGBT Caucus: Open

Diversity Caucus: Open

See our Caucuses page for more information on Caucuses.

 

National Representatives

National Committee Delegates: Bruce Hinkforth, Michael White, Tiffany Anderson

National Committee Alternates: George Martin

See the Green Party US National Committee page for more information on National Committee Delegates, roles and responsibilities.

 

Committee Chairs

Elections: Josh Anderson

Membership Outreach: Patti Ashby

Communications: Dave Schwab

Platform: Bruce Hinkforth

Finance: Open

Information Technology: Dace Zeps

See our Committees page for more information on Committee roles and responsibilities.

 

Coordinating Council roles and responsibilities

Following is basic information about the WIGP Coordinating Council. For more detailed information about the Coordinating Council, see Article 3 of the WIGP Bylaws.

The Coordinating Council is charged with implementing the will of the Membership as decided at Membership meetings and otherwise supervising business of the organization. The Coordinating Council shall develop and maintain the party’s Policies and Procedures. The Council shall educate and inform the membership through publication of a newsletter. The Coordinating Council shall select the location, date, and time of Membership meetings each year. The Coordinating Council is empowered to speak in the name of the organization between Membership meetings on issues of public importance in accordance with the adopted Key Values and Platform.

The Coordinating Council shall meet at least monthly. Meetings of the Council may be held in conjunction with Membership meetings. Minutes of all Council meetings shall be kept by the Recording Secretary and all policy and financial decisions and resolutions shall be published in the organization’s newsletter.

Each member of the Coordinating Council must serve on at least one Committee.

The Coordinating Council shall be responsible for the finances of the organization and shall supervise the activities of both the Elections Treasurer and the Operations Treasurer. The Coordinating Council shall approve all individual expenditures over $250 in advance. The Coordinating Council shall report on the organization’s financial condition at every Membership meeting.

 

Officer roles and responsibilities

Following is basic information about the WIGP Officers. For more detailed information about the Officers, see Article 4 of the WIGP Bylaws.

The Officers of the organization shall be two Co-Chairs, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, an Operations Treasurer and an Elections Treasurer. The Officers shall be Members of the Coordinating Council and of the Wisconsin Green Party. All efforts shall be made to balance the Officers regionally and by gender. Officers will be responsible for granting access to specific internal documents such as membership records and databases. The Membership and the Coordinating Council may define specific duties of the Officers in the party’s adopted policies and procedures.

Each Co-Chair shall serve for two years with staggered terms so that there is a senior and junior Chair. All reasonable effort shall be made to rotate the Chair role throughout the membership of the organization. All other Officers shall serve one-year terms. All Officers, except for the Co-Chairs, may be reelected for successive terms.

  1. Co-Chairs. The Co-Chairs shall work together to coordinate the activities of the organization. The Co-Chairs are empowered to speak publicly for and in the name of the organization on issues of the day and the policies and positions of the organization between Coordinating Council meetings in accordance with our adopted Key Values and Platform. The Co-Chairs may convene Coordinating Council meetings as they deem necessary and must do so at the request of five (5) or more current Members of the Coordinating Council or at least 10% of Members in Good Standing of the organization. Co-Chairs contemplating the issuance of statements or press releases not specifically covered by the Key Values or Platform should consult with a majority of the Coordinating Council prior to making any such statement.
  2. Recording Secretary. The Recording Secretary shall take and prepare written minutes of all Membership and Coordinating Council meetings. The Recording Secretary shall make sure that all members of the Coordinating Council receive copies of the minutes within one (1) week after each Council meeting. The Recording Secretary shall maintain the official minutes of the organization.
  3. Corresponding Secretary. The Corresponding Secretary shall maintain a post office box for accepting mail for the organization at a place approved by the Coordinating Council. The Corresponding Secretary shall receive the organization’s mail and other correspondence and answer inquiries for information and literature. Correspondence received requesting answers to policy questions not readily answerable in accordance with the Key Values and Platform shall be referred to the Co-Chairs.
  4. Operations Treasurer. The Operations Treasurer shall maintain the operations bank account and operations funds of the organization in financial institutions designated by the Coordinating Council. The Operations Treasurer shall accept all funds paid to the organization and pay all debts incurred by the organization upon receipt and authorization of the Coordinating Council. The Operations Treasurer shall report on the organization’s financial condition at each Membership and Coordinating Council meeting.
  5. Elections Treasurer. The Elections Treasurer shall maintain the elections bank account and make disbursements from that account upon authorization of the Coordinating Council. The Elections Treasurer shall maintain the contributions database and shall file all campaign finance reports for the state party with the State Elections Board, the Federal Election Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service.

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  • Peter Carriveau
    commented 2017-03-29 15:09:10 -0500
    Where are the council districts located? How are they broken up?
  • Ryan Halverson
    commented 2016-08-22 20:49:33 -0500
    I live in Black River Falls WI. I want to do something for this election besides donating money. A couple of friends and I are very knowledgable with politics, and would like to do something in our community.
  • Ryan Halverson
    commented 2016-08-22 20:49:33 -0500
    I live in Black River Falls WI. I want to do something for this election besides donating money. A couple of friends and I are very knowledgable with politics, and would like to do something in our community.
  • Daniel Cummings
    commented 2014-09-20 22:22:54 -0500
    I just moved to Eau Claire and would like to know if there is an Eau Claire Green Party. If not, I would be interest in forming one.
  • Dave Schwab
    commented 2014-09-04 13:01:20 -0500
    Here’s what the WIGP constitution has to say about the Coordinating Council in Article 3 Section 1:

    “Up to two members are from each of the eight congressional districts. Each member serves a 2-year term… These 8 (16 in first year) members will be nominated in their district meetings at the Fall Gathering. The election will take place at the full membership meeting.”

    You can read more at http://wigp.nationbuilder.com/constitution
  • Daniel Cummings
    commented 2014-08-22 04:10:45 -0500
    How does one come to occupy a seat on the Coordinating Council?
  • James O'Neill
    published this page in About Us 2014-03-02 00:25:00 -0600
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