Survey Committees

Guidelines and Curation Committee

Chair: Jennifer Haas

Members: Randy Dickson and Kira Kaufmann

Statement of Purpose: To develop, review, recommend revisions, and disseminate professional protocols and guidance for archaeological research in Wisconsin and for the application of appropriate methodologies and procedures used in archaeological investigations, appropriate conservation, and protection of archaeological collections and associated resources.

Website and Social Media Committee

Chair: Rick Edwards

Members: Rick Edwards, Kira Kaufmann

Statement of Purpose: To develop, review, and promote WAS utilizing social media and available internet resources.

Public Outreach Committee

Chair: Randy Dickson

Members: Vicki Twinde-Javner, Jeff Behm and Tom Pleger

Statement of Purpose: The mission of the Wisconsin Archaeological Survey-Outreach Committee is to emphasize the principle that the past is a public trust; to communicate to the public, the significance of the past with respect for all of Wisconsin’s cultural traditions and promote stewardship of archaeological sites; to engage and inform the public, and emphasize a connection with the past in order to understand the present, particularly at a regional level and to connect with citizens of all ages; and to effectively disseminate knowledge to the public, regarding Wisconsin’s rich cultural heritage and the importance of preserving and protecting the past.

Nominations Committee

Chair: Vicki Twinde-Javner

Members: Leslie Eisenberg

Statement of Purpose: To provide candidates for WAS board and officer positions

Spending Committee

Chair: John Broihahn

Members: Ray Reser, Danielle Benden, Tom Pleger, and Stephen Wagner

Statement of Purpose: Review WAS funds received and spent.

By-Laws Committee

Chair: Kira E. Kaufmann

Members:  Ray Reser, Connie Arzigian, John Broihahn, Kelly Hamilton, Robert Jeske, Kent Dickerson, and Jennifer Haas

Statement of Purpose: Review and revise the Wisconsin Archeology by-laws when changes, corrections, clarifications, or additions are requested by the membership. Any recommended changes are brought to the attention of the membership at the spring and fall meetings to obtain feedback from the membership.

Membership Committee

Chair:  Kira E. Kaufmann

Members:  Ray Reser, Connie Arzigian, John Broihahn, Kelly Hamilton, Robert Jeske, Kent Dickerson, and Jennifer Haas

Statement of Purpose: To review the status of Wisconsin Archeology Survey members to ascertain if they should remain as full voting members or if their status should be changed because they have failed to pay any required dues or assessments, they have had prolonged inactivity in the organization, or have an interest in discontinuing their membership in the Survey.