Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Strategic Action Plan 2019

Public Issues Committee

Travis West, Committee Chair


Committee Members:Peter Wulfhorst, Debra Bolton, Mandel Smith, Paul Lachapelle, Beverly Maltsberger, Izette McNealy, Lynette Black, Crystal Smith


Committee Goal 1. Committee will keep abreast of legislative matters and public issues that are of interest to ESP members and keep membership informed of these matters

  • Email alerts concerning emerging legislative and/or public issues which have implications to Extension employees and/or Extension clientele will be distributed as needed to all Extension associations.

Committee Goal 2. Committee will assist in building membership advocacy capacity and capacity for addressing emerging issues

  • Committee will have regular conference calls and/or communicate through committee newsletters to address emerging issues; any relevant public issues and legislative issues will be transferred via news articles, webinars, factsheets, issue briefs with National ESP Board and chapter membership.

  • Articles will be written and published in the Connections newsletter related to public issues education.

  • Public Issues Committee will have 2 face-to-face meetings during the national conference in Colorado. Committee Members and all interested ESP members will be invited to attend.

  • Develop educational opportunities and resources to build member capacity

    • Contribute to planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating the 2019 National Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD).

  • Plan and conduct a themed Elevator Speech Contest at 2019 National ESP Conference.

  • Publish monthly tips on the ESP Facebook page about current public issues information and resources.

  • Utilize social media platforms to provide short video clips around public issues education monthly




Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


55 Walton Place Drive
Newnan, GA 30263
470-347-0394

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