Communications Committee

Committee Chair: Dorothy Smith
The Communications Committee meets every 4th Thursday of the month at Northside Library, 705 Rio Rd W, Charlottesville, VA 22901 from 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Purpose: Keep CATS members and the community informed of CATS activities.

  1. Coordinate projects related to public awareness with display materials.
  2. Develop and maintain materials for public dissemination, such as the newsletter, flyers and brochures.
  3. Establish and maintain a CATS website and Facebook page.
  4. Promote CATS through media exposure.
  5. Maintain a collection of promotional and media clippings.
  6. Maintain a roster of dues-paying members.
  7. Oversee the collection of volunteer hours.
  8. Operate the lending library.

Education Committee

Committee Chair: Tom Wild
The Education Committee meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville from 9-11 a.m.

Purpose: Recruit and train tree stewards.

  1. Design and implement class content, select and coordinate speakers for classes and membership meetings.
  2. Choose and procure course materials.
  3. Design, administer and grade the qualifying exam for the tree steward training class.
  4. Maintain a record of class attendance
  5. Determine eligibility for certification.
  6. Maintain an inventory of educational materials.

Projects Committee

Committee Co-Chairs: Kendra Hall and Camille Wilson
The Projects Committee meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Carver Recreation Center Conference Room, 4th Street NW, Charlottesville from 9-11 a.m.

Purpose: Oversee CATS projects.

  1. Evaluate and approve project proposals according to guidelines for CATS projects.
  2. Coordinate scheduling of projects and events with other organizations to ensure volunteer availability.
  3. Support project leader for volunteer recruitment and participation on endorsed projects.
  4. Maintain an inventory of CATS tools and equipment pertaining to CATS projects.