Annual Meeting

Charge to the Committee

  • Plan and conduct the EDEN Annual Meeting. The committee participates in program design, solicitation of presentations, and developing the agenda.
  • The EDEN Chair-Elect serves as the Program Chair for the EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee. The Program Chair is responsible for leading the committee and establishing the Annual Meeting program and business agenda.
  • The Annual Meeting Chair represents the host institution and serves as the local host responsible for coordinating meeting facilities and local arrangements. The Annual Meeting Chair also serves as a voting member of the EDEN Executive Committee.
  • The EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee is co-chaired by the Program Chair and the Annual Meeting Chair. It is expected that as soon as an institution is accepted to host an EDEN Annual Meeting that the individual who will serve as the Annual Meeting Chair participate in EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee planning meetings for the proceeding Annual Meeting. The EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee is open to all EDEN Delegates.
  • The Theme, Keynote Speaker(s) and Conference Program are decided by the EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee on the advice of the Program Chair. The committee also invites and receives proposals for papers to be presented at the meeting. The proposals are reviewed by a panel as determined by the EDEN Professional Development Committee.
  • Pre-Conference Tour topics and presenter(s) are decided by the Annual Meeting Chair and host institution coordinators with guidance from the EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee.
  • Post-Conference Workshop topics and presenter(s) are decided by the EDEN Professional Development Committee with input from the EDEN Annual Meeting Sub-Committee.


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Scott McCollum

Job Title: NC State Extension IT - Online Services
Office Phone: (919) 515-8450
Cell Phone: (919) 795-0930
Delegate Type: Delegate
Institution: North Carolina State University

Vice Chair

Tom Ball

Job Title: Governmental Training Officer
Office Phone: 662-325-3141
Delegate Type: Point of Contact (POC)
Institution: Mississippi State University
Area of Specialty: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development
Committee: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Executive, Exercise
FEMA Courses Completed: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800

Committee Members

Last Name First Name Institution
Kirkland Brittani Penn State University
Estwick Noel Prairie View A&M University
Tannehill Linda
Sanders Christina Washington State University
Skjolaas Cheryl University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yoder Mike North Carolina State University
Rankin Jeanne Montana State University
Higdon Andrea University of Kentucky
McKillip Carrie University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Lillpop Abby Purdue University
El Afandi Gamal Tuskegee University