Current Board Members & Committees


The Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who donate their time and expertise to guide BRASS into the future. They meet monthly, usually the first Monday of the month, from 7pm to 9pm.  The public is welcome to attend. Please contact BRASS to confirm meeting date and location.

At-Large Directors are elected by BRASS membership. The five Town Representatives are appointed by their Town Board to serve on the BRASS Board as a liaison between the association and the watershed municipality.

2017 Directors

Anita Deming, President

Bob McGoldrick, Vice President

Schelling McKinley, Treasurer

Bruce Misarski, Secretary

At-Large:  Rich Redman, Alta Jo Longware, Laura Newmark, Matthew Foley, Tom Clark, Kathy Linker (Town of Lewis Rep), Vic Putman, and Dave Reckahn.


The BRASS Board also has six sub-committees that meet, when needed, to address ongoing business.

Development Committee

• To work with staff to establish and carry out a fundraising plan that incorporates a series of appropriate vehicles, such as annual appeals, special events, direct mail, etc.

• To take the lead in establishing new fundraising efforts.

• To be responsible for involvement of all board members in fundraising.

• To monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

Nominating Committee

• To meet with prospective board members and recommend candidates to the board.

• To recommend a slate of officers to the board.

• To recommend board development opportunities.

• To review and update the organizational bylaws.

• To suggest new, non-board individuals for committee membership.

Finance Committee/Grants Task Force

• To review budgets initially prepared by staff, to help develop appropriate procedures for budget preparations and to evaluate consistency between the budget and the organization’s plans.

• To report to the board any financial irregularities, concerns, or opportunities.

• To recommend financial guidelines to the board (such as to establish a reserve fund or to obtain a line of credit for a specified amount).

• To advise the executive director and other appropriate staff on grants.

Personnel Committee

• To draft and/or revise personnel policies for board approval.

• To review job descriptions.

• To annually evaluate and review staff performance, salaries and benefits packages.

• To evaluate perspective staff.

Projects Committee

• To oversee new project development, and to monitor and assess existing projects (such as the newsletter, website, events and water quality projects).

• To be actively involved in developing and carrying out projects/events.

• To facilitate discussions about program priorities and initiate/guide program evaluations.

• To be sure those successful project outcomes are publicized.

Strategic Planning Committee

• To inform and guide the direction of the organization.

• To work with the Projects Committee to see that new projects are in line with the Strategic Plan.

• To bring in all stakeholders within the strategic planning process.


Contact BRASS at if you are interested in serving on a committee.