Committees are an excellent way for our members to engage with the association. The executive committee and board look to committees to conduct thoughtful analysis on specific issues and present recommendations for the organization as a whole. The committees are responsible for some of most innovative programs and serve to pair board members with association members for joint decision-making. If you would like to join one of our committees or task forces, please e-mail the central office at or call 406-283-1916 and we will connect you with that committee’s chair.

Membership Development Committee

The goals for the Membership/Development Committee of the Washington Rural Health Association are to increase awareness of the Washington Rural Health Association and promote Washington Rural Health Association to prospective members, be they individual, sponsor, or organization. Members of this committee are from the board and the general membership. This committee contacts non-renewing members, seeks out new members, and develops member benefits.

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer in developing an annual budget, reviews disbursements, makes recommendations to the Board with regard to expenditures, seeks, develops, and manages additional revenue, and develops appropriate recommendations to the Board for long-term financing of the Association.

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Legislative Committee

The majority of the Legislative Committee’s activity takes place during the legislative session. This committee reviews and approves the Bill Tracking Report, contributes to the list of bills to be tracked, and is responsible for legislative event planning.

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Bylaws Committee

The bylaws taskforce is headed by the president-elect and meets every two years to review the bylaws.

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Communications Committee

The communications committee is responsible for coordinating WRHA publications and electronic media, to include the electronic newsletter.

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Awards Committee

The awards task force meets each year to select award winners coordinate the awards ceremony, generally once in February.

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Education Committee

The Education and Program Committee works with the executive director to develop educational workshops, public education, and networking programs for the WRHA. The Education and Program Committee assists the executive director in coordinating any other special programs the Board of Directors authorizes. The Education and Program Committee shall make recommendations to Members of the WRHA Board about learning opportunities to be considered and offered to membership.

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