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Our Committees

The South Mountain Partnership operates through support of diverse and active committees that move the organization forward through programming, communications, and organizational development.

We are currently looking for new committee members and need great people like YOU!
If you strive to be a good communicator and a “doer” who takes action and gets things done, you may be a great fit! This opportunity is especially great for young professionals, those wishing to build their resumes and professional networks, and retired individuals. Each committee member contributes based on their own interests and strengths.
Contact Katie at or Julia at, any current committee member to learn more or to submit a letter of interest and/or resume.
What do our committees do?
Communications Subcommittee – produces collateral and materials like flyers, brochures, newsletters and updates website
Program Subcommittee – guides and contributes to planning and running programs like the Spring and Fall Meetings and the Mini-Grants and Speakers Series programs
Fundraising Subcommittee – works with the Friends of the South Mountain Partnership and the sponsor program, attend events, and widen our circle
Leadership Committee – be a champion of the SMP, provide strategic direction and opportunities

Subcommittees & Resources


Communications Committee

Janet Pollard (Chair), John Canan, Jay Eury, Lindsay Gerner

Facilitates improved communications that foster awareness and development of our goals, mission, strategies, and programs through print and electronic media, upholding and refining standards for the SMP brand, publicizing programs and initiatives, overseeing website content, and maximizing the use of resources for media and public relations.


Organizational Development Committee

Stephanie Williams (Chair), Sarah Kipp, Susan Richards, Bryan Van Sweden, Gail Witwer, Jen Brehm

Evaluates and monitors internal operations, workflow and membership activities.


Program Committee

Elizabeth Grant (Co-Chair), Roy Brubaker, Mike Eschenmann, Claire Jantz, Gwen Loose, Patricia Nitterhouse, Rob Thaeler

Develops, prioritizes, implements and evaluates partnership programs for consistency with our organizational mission and goals. The committee will focus on a thematic priority under the guidance of the Leadership Committee.