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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee steers the direction of the chapter by organizing events, tending to the administration of the chapter, and addressing the needs of membership.

Milwaukee DSA Executive Committee Roles

Co-Chairs (2)

The Co-Chairs will:

  • Share responsibility for overall coordination and operation of the Chapter;
  • Act as primary spokespeople;
  • Preside at Meetings;
  • Be keylist contacts for DSA; and
  • Initiate such actions and policies as the Chapter’s general welfare may demand.

The Co-Chairs cannot be of the same gender.

Secretary

The Secretary will:

  • Be responsible for recording the minutes of Meetings;
  • Maintain a current list of Members and recent former Members;
  • Provide Meeting notices and agendas;
  • Prepare correspondence as specified by the Executive Committee;
  • Take attendance and determine quorum at Meetings;
  • Maintain a copy of the Bylaws, original and as amended;
  • Maintain minutes on the Chapter’s permanent record of all Meetings, as well as meetings of any other bodies given power to transact business delegated to it by the Executive Committee or Members; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

The Secretary is the Chapter’s custodian of record.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will:

  • Be the Chief Financial Officer of the Chapter
  • Be responsible for adhering to fiscal procedures specified by DSA;
  • Make deposits and disbursements;
  • Ensure DSA and Chapter dues are current for Members;
  • Make an annual report at the General Meeting, as well as periodic reports as requested by the Executive Committee;
  • Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the Chapter’s properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, and losses;
  • Render to the Co-Chairs and Executive Committee, whenever requested, an account of any or all Chapter transactions and the Chapter financial condition; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Education Officer

The Education Officer will:

  • Be responsible for the educational work of the Chapter;
  • Arrange formal political discussions, study groups, and forums within the Chapter; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Outreach Officer

The Outreach Officer will:

  • Be responsible for marketing, recruitment, and onboarding for Members;
  • Be responsible for contact with external organizations, volunteer organizing; and
  • Serve as liaison to university Democratic Socialist organizations within the Chapter region; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer will:

  • Organize and send newsletters, event notices, memos, and press releases;
  • Be the dedicated Chapter press contact;
  • Administer the Chapter’s social media accounts and website;
  • Monitor and reply to Chapter emails, ensuring the Executive Committee is aware of important communications in a timely fashion;
  • Be responsible for notifying Members of DSA training opportunities; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

At-Large Officers (2)

The At-Large Officers will:

  • Advocate for and support efforts of the Chapter’s Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, and Caucuses;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee;
  • Liaise with campaigns led by Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, and Caucuses in a supporting or leading role; and
  • Work to support the efforts of Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, and Caucuses and connect campaigns related thereto; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Collectively, the At-Large Officers will organize quarterly summits of Committee and Working Groups leadership.

Harassment and Grievance Officers (2)

Harassment and Grievance Officers (“HGOs”) are responsible for overseeing the investigation of
Members accused of engaging in prohibited behavior according to the Harassment Policy (Resolution
33) of DSA. HGOs are non-voting members of the Executive Committee

2022-2024 Executive Committee

RoleNameTerm End
Co-ChairAlex BSpring 2024
Co-ChairAnna DSpring 2023
SecretaryRachael HSpring 2023
TreasurerWill KSpring 2024
EducationTom HSpring 2023
OutreachIan GSpring 2023
CommunicationsEmma RSpring 2024
At-LargeGreg BSpring 2024
At-LargeEric RSpring 2023
HGOJeff PSpring 2024
HGOVacant*Spring 2023

*Please contact the Executive Committee if you are interested in applying for the vacant HGO position mid-term.

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