ESA has the following standing committees. The current charges for the committees are stated below. Each year, ESA's Headquarters Staff works with the ESA President to modify these charges as needed to adapt to the most current needs of the membership.
For a link to the committee roster and terms of membership, please click the "Roster" link following the committee description. You will have to be logged in to your ESA account to view the roster.
Committee on Annual Meeting Program
The Annual Meeting Program Committee shall consist of the President of each Section and/or designate(s) and three Committee officers: a vice-chair, a chair, and a past chair. The vice-chair shall be appointed by the Vice President of The Society and shall serve in succeeding years as chair and past chair. The purpose of this Committee shall be to meet the goals of the Annual Meeting, in part by arranging the program.
Committee on Audit
The Committee on Audit shall consist of the Vice President-Elect of the Society, who shall serve as chair, and two additional members appointed by the President. The purpose of this committee shall be to engage a certified public accountant to conduct an audit, review the professional audit of fiscal operations of the Society, to provide an internal audit and to ensure compliance of the Society and all entities to legal and fiduciary obligations. The Committee shall prepare an annual report and advise the Governing Board on matters of compliance.
Committee on Awards and Honors
The Committee on Awards and Honors shall consist of a representative from each Section and each Branch. The purpose of this Committee shall be to facilitate recognition of outstanding achievement in entomology including but not limited to the awards and honors of Fellow, Honorary Member, Comstock Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and Founder’s Memorial Lecture Award. The Committee shall oversee the awards program of the Society to ensure a smooth and fair process, and is in charge of appointing representatives on the appropriate judging panels.
Committee on the Common Names of Insects
The Committee on Common Names of Insects shall consist of nine At-Large members. The purpose of the Committee shall be to review proposals for common names and recommend names to be used in publications of the Society for approval by the Governing Board.
Committee on Education and Outreach
The Committee on Education and Outreach shall consist of one representative from each Section and Branch. The purpose of this Committee shall be to provide leadership and guidance to the Society in entomological education and outreach. To accomplish this goal, the Committee is charged with working with the Entomological Foundation on projects including developing the Insect Expo in years that one will be held.
Committee on Ethics and Rules
The Committee on Ethics and Rules shall consist of five At-Large members of the Society, who shall serve terms of five years each. The purpose of this Committee shall be to maintain currency and consistency in the governing documents of the Society, and to encourage and facilitate educational efforts devoted to ethical issues in entomology and related natural sciences. At the request of the Governing Board, the committee shall review and recommend changes in various governing documents and make recommendations about ethical issues that might place the integrity of the Society at risk.
Committee on Finance
The Committee on Finance shall consist of the Treasurer of the Society, who shall serve as chair, and five additional members including not more than two from any Branch or Section. The purpose of this committee shall be to ensure fiscal responsibility and soundness of the Society. The Committee shall advise the Governing Board on matters pertaining to fiscal management of the affairs of the Society, recommend a proposed budget for the following year, and provide other assistance and consultation on fiscal matters to the Governing Board.
Committee on International Affairs
The Committee on International Affairs shall consist of 15 At-Large members. The purpose of this Committee shall be to increase awareness of the international aspects of entomology as a science and profession, and to advise the Governing Board.
Committee on Membership
The Committee on Membership shall consist of one representative from each Section and Branch. The purpose of this committee shall be to recruit and retain members of the Society.
Committee on Student Affairs
The Committee on Student Affairs shall consist of one representative from each Section and Branch, who shall be Student Members at the time of election to the Committee. Members of this committee shall serve terms of two years. The purpose of this Committee shall be to stimulate interest in student participation in the Society, and to advise the Governing Board on matters of interest to Student Members.
The Publications Council shall advise the Governing Board about the publication needs and policies of the Society, facilitate communication among the Governing Board, editorial boards, and Sections, and recommend editorial policy for the Society.
More information on the Publications Council and ESA's Editorial Boards