In January of odd-numbered years, the members of the EBA elect a new slate of officers and committee chair people. Only Voting members (Financial Institutions) can be officers and Chairs. Each is elected to a two-year term. As an EBA Member, one can join any of the committees listed below:
POLICY COMMITTEE- Chaired by President
Responsibility:Focus on the policies of the EBA, its vision, mission, goals and strategic implementation. The EBA membership is constantly growing and is effected by changing regulations and business environments; therefore, its mission, vision, goals and strategy needs to be periodically reevaluated and amended.
FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE- Chaired by Treasurer
Responsibility:Tracking financial viability of institution, including calculators for reports, taxes, licenses, and insurance.
COMMUNICATIONS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE- Co-Chaired by Vice President and Secretary
Responsibilities:Implementing educational programs for the membership; communication via meet notes and BankNotes, web site Alerts content such as articles and up to date news.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Responsibilities:Marketing the EBA to potential members and sponsors as well as servicing the current membership, developing business and training opportunities for the EBA that are external to the semiannual meetings.
LEGAL AND ASTM
Responsibility:monitoring regulatory and legal changes pertaining to the environment and financial institutions - on a state, national and international basis; monitoring ASTM activities and reporting back to the membership via briefs or web site.
Responsibility:Monitor trust activities from a regulatory and legal aspect; facilitate discussions and delivery of briefs, opinions, articles, etc. as they relate to trust issues such as environmental due diligence, management of assets including dispensation of assets, policies etc.
Responsibility:Monitoring policies used by various financial institutions, including policies for credit transactions, pre-foreclosure, OREO, owned facilities/branches/ops centers; monitoring and/or reporting on various risk management techniques including escrow accounts, indemnities, loan documentation, insurance, etc.
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
Responsibility:Monitoring and reporting on global issues such as UNEP, CERES, ISO standards, global sustainability, and sustainable development.
Responsibility:Monitoring technological developments pertaining but not limited to remediation techniques, sampling methodologies and data gathering techniques.