The Executive Committee (EC) provides organizational oversight and guidance on behalf of the MWCC board of directors. This committee oversees the implementation of MWCC’s policies and provides continuity between the Executive Director and the board of directors. The EC discusses organizational needs and prepare agendas for quarterly board meetings and may also help manage high-level issues that arise. The EC will communicate regularly with the ED and assist with duties as necessary.
The Governance Committee assists the Board of Directors of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council to fulfill its responsibilities on matters that relate to governing the organization, identifying board candidates and making recommendations to the Board Directors, and measure the quality of performance of the board as a whole and of individual board members
Evaluate Board composition and identify the current and future needs of the organization to ensure that the Board has the necessary diversity, perspectives, experience, skills, maturity and judgment to effectively pursue their duties in planning and oversight.
The MWCC Water Committee is a group of technical water professionals who serve MWCC and the broader Montana watershed community. As a committee, we strive to connect watershed organizations, agencies, and the MWCC board with the best available water resource information and science. We consult with the MWCC board, committees, and staff on technical water topics, project development, and implementation efforts. We also manage several workgroups, including the Water Activities Work Group (WAWG), as well as the Monitoring and Groundwater workgroups, both of which existed in the past and may be reformed (ad hoc) as needed.
Watershed Fund Committee
The Watershed Fund Committee ensures Watershed Fund investments are fairly and responsibly allocated to local conservation partners through a competitive review process. The Watershed Fund aims to provide a dedicated, consistent, and flexible source of funding to support the capacity and sustainability of watershed groups, enabling them to strategically implement the actions necessary to achieve priority watershed conservation outcomes. The Watershed Fund will allow replication of local conservation actions to scale up watershed success for statewide impact.
The two primary goals of the Watershed Fund are to:
- Increase the capacity of local communities to advance community-based, locally led conservation using the Watershed Approach
- Provide a model for streamlining, consolidating, and leveraging resources for locally led conservation statewide.