Join a Committee/Council
GBA supports business councils and committees: business councils that focus on business issues that impact specific disciplines of geoprofessional consulting; and committees that focus on business issues that impact all disciplines of geoprofessional consulting.
GBA is built on a foundation of collaboration and contribution that benefits all, and GBA committee and council service fosters valuable relationships and leadership skills. The volunteers who join GBA committees and councils provide guidance and direction to the association’s services and even play a huge part in developing new resources of value to all members.
GBA rewards volunteers with recognition, gratitude, and the opportunity to bring attention and effort to those geoprofessional business issues about which they themselves are passionate. That commitment may result in a new contribution to the industry that would never have been possible without the leadership of that volunteer.
Sign up today to join one or more councils or committees in your fields of interest. Check out our council and committee list for details about each, then come back here to sign up for the one(s) you want.
Please note that GBA offers three categories of committee or council membership:
- Funded: Funded members are expected to accept and complete assignments and attend meetings at the Winter Leadership Conference (partially reimbursed by GBA) and both the Fall and Spring Conferences. (When first signing up for a committee, funded membership is not an option; we want you to have a chance to get familiar with the committee or council before taking on the full obligations of funded membership.)
- Unfunded: Unfunded members have the same responsibilities as funded members, but are excused from (although encouraged to attend) the Winter Leadership Conference.
- Corresponding: Corresponding members are encouraged to contribute to committee or council activities and attend meetings, but are not required to participate actively. They are kept informed of activities and may access the committee’s or council’s SharePoint site.
Please submit one form per committee or council, and indicate which category of membership (unfunded or corresponding) you are interested in for each committee or council.