This committee is a standing committee of the WDA as specified in the appendix to the bylaws.
The purpose of this committee is to enable effective communication between WDA and its members, key stakeholders in wildlife health and the broader community; and to facilitate effective communication regarding wildlife health by WDA members.
Member, Sarah Sirica, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Aricia Duarte Benvenuto, email@example.com
Member, Kaylee Byers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member, Alberto Casado Gómez, email@example.com
Member, Laura Rosen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member, Lyndell Whyte, email@example.com
Member Peri Wolff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member, Catharina Vendl, email@example.com
Facilitate internal communications to members including through the creation of a quarterly newsletter
Facilitate mixed internal and external communications including through the WDA website, social media, traditional media (for instance through media engagement), promotional material and marketing, podcasting and communication-related events
Facilitate communication training for members
To work closely with other committees to achieve the above
Make recommendations on communications to Council
To develop and conduct communications and communications-related materials and activities, including for training, to enhance WDA’s Mission as directed by the Officers, Executive Manager or Council
To ensure that all communications, including comments on social media, are consistent with WDA’s Charter of Values and to intervene where this is not the case.
Meeting arrangements are to be determined by the Chair but will include at least online correspondence.
The chair is to report to Council at least annually on the activities of the committee, no later than June 30th each year.
Resources and budget:
Annual budget of US$3000 to be used in support of WDA’s Mission
Editorial access to WDA social media and web-based interfaces
Further resources requested of the Council by the Chair of the committee
Website and social media and other communications content
A quarterly newsletter for members
Recommendations to Council submitted as briefing notes to the WDA Vice President
Other communications-related materials and activities as directed by Council
Media releases on behalf of WDA
An annual report on the committee’s activities submitted to the WDA Secretary no later than June 30th.