Committee Responsibilities

Executive Committee
Co-Presidents/Contact: Naamal De Silva, and Jim Serfass, 
Currently charged with:

  • Managing the body of the DCEEC organization, consisting of the Co-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary and all the Committee Chairs
  • Developing strategic planning
  • Oversight of committee budgets
  • Discussing major policies, procedures and constitutional changes, and making recommendations to the general membership for final decision
  • Collaboration: Increasing membership/partnerships to include local, national government, and businesses/corporations
  • Moderating the DCEEC Yahoo!Groups listserv

Contact: Ariel Trahan

Contact: Alexis Dickerson

Education Committee
Co Chair/Contact: Kurt Moser,  
Currently charged with:

  • Organizing professional development workshops for DCEEC members

 Outreach Committee
Chair/Contact: Karen Trimbath Grajales
Currently charged with:

  • Maintaining DCEEC website
  • Organizing and implementing Point of Contact (P.O.C.) mailings through DCPS
  • Developing and distributing DCEEC marketing items and promotional materials
  • Compiling DC Naturally handbook, to be posted on DCEEC website
  • Compiling DCEEC media-list

Schoolyard Greening Committee
Chair/Contacts: Sarah Holway,
Currently charged with:

  • Organizing DC School Garden Week, an annual celebration increasing awareness of school gardens and greening efforts at D.C. schools; includes an annual Fall Schoolyard Bus Tour
  • Organizing a spring professional development multi-day workshop for teachers
  • Moderating the Schoolyard Greening Yahoo!Groups listserv (

Ways & Means Committee
Chair/Contact: TBD
Currently charged with:

  • Compiling committee budgets into organizational budget
  • Preparing all necessary financial reporting documents
  • Reviewing all committee grant proposals
  • Developing organizational financial plan consistent with guidelines from Executive Committee and the organization at large
  • Maintaining the database of members, contact information