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The set of committees below each have an appointed Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, as well as general membership.
- Joel Mendelson, YDG Political Director
- John Koch, YDG Issues Chair
- Steve Golden, Ex-Officio
Fact Checking the State of the Union
- Fact Checking Paul Ryan
- Fact Checking John Boehner on Recovery Act Spending
- Fact Checking Boehner on Pre-Existing Conditions
Budget and Finance Committee
The Young Democrats of Georgia Finance Committee is a Special Standing Committee, which consists of four members of the Executive Board, and four non-Exec members. The Finance Committee works primarily on fundraising and budgetary issues, and works to maintain a positive account balance and constant revenue stream.
Executive Board Members
- Fal Hindash, Vice President of Finance
- Kelli Persons, Treasurer
- Louis Elrod, President
- Steve Golden, Executive Vice President
The Standing Committee on Budget and Finance shall meet at the call of its Chair and shall be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of state fundraising projects. The Committee shall be responsible for review, modification, implementation and submission to the Executive Committee for approval of the State Fundraising Plan. The Committee shall work with the officers, staff, and consultants engaged in fundraising on behalf of the YDG to effectively oversee these programs and ensure their successful implementation. The Standing Committee on Budget and Finance shall also draw up a budget to be presented for approval at the second Executive Committee meeting after the State Convention closes and before June 1 of that same calendar year. At this Executive Meeting, a balanced and final budget draft of the budget for the next YD fiscal year must be approved for recommendation to the State Committee. If the budget is not recommended by the adjournment of the second Executive Committee meeting following the closing of the state convention, then no money shall be appropriated from the YDG treasury except to resolve the debts outstanding until a budget is recommended. The Standing Committee on Budget and Finance shall be overseen directly by the Vice President of Finance and President.
The Standing Committee on Campaign shall meet at the call of its Chair and shall be responsible for the development, implementation, and submission to the Executive Committee for approval of a state campaign plan and shall assist in the development and implementation of individual campaign plans for each chartered chapter upon request.
The Standing Committee on Membership shall meet at call of its Chair and shall be responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of state membership projects. The Committee shall be responsible for review, modification, implementation and submission to the Executive Committee for approval of the State Membership Plan. The Committee shall work with the officers, staff, and consultants engaged in fundraising on behalf of the YDG to effectively oversee these programs and ensure their successful implementation. The Standing Committee on Membership shall be overseen directly by the Vice President of Membership.
Charter and Bylaws Committee
The Standing Committee on Charter and By-Laws shall meet at the call of its Chair or the YDG President and shall review and recommend the adoption or deletion of rules governing the Executive Committee and/or amendments to this Charter and Bylaws. No rule change, Charter amendment or Bylaw amendment shall be submitted to the Executive Committee until is has been favorably reported out of this committee.
In addition, the following positions are appointed by the President of Young Democrats of Georgia
The Communications Director shall be responsible for the creation, publication, and distribution of the YDG newsletter in coordination with the Secretary. The Communications Director shall provide a report at every Executive Committee meeting of his/her activities since the previous Executive Committee meeting.
The Press Secretary shall be responsible for issuing press releases for the organization, in conjunction with YDG Staff and under the direction of the Secretary and Communications Director, coordinating the sending of letters to publications on behalf of the organization, and serving as a media liaison for the organization with the Executive Director. The Press Secretary shall provide a report at every Executive Committee meeting of his/her activities since the previous Executive Committee meeting.
The Webmaster shall be responsible for maintaining, updating, and developing the Young Democrats of Georgia website and general web presence. The Webmaster shall also be responsible for regularly updating social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter with important information, as directed by the Communications Director and Secretary.
The Parliamentarian shall assist the Executive Committee, its committees and its members in their compliance with this charter and all other charters under which the YDG operates and will assist in drafting legislative proposals. The Parliamentarian shall also assist the Executive Committee and its committees with respect to matters of parliamentary procedure.
The issues Chair will work closely in concert with the Caucuses and the Political Director, as well as the Executive Vice President, to inform members of important issues arising in politics at the local, state, and national levels, as well as work with others to develop programs which would seek to educate Young Democrats on the issues of the day.