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Committee and Task Force Member

Comittees and task forces are often formed to address specific issues or make decisions that impact PLSO. Serving on one can provide a way to make a tangible difference and contribute to positive change. Committees are standing (click here for a list) and task forces are appointed as needed.

Committee and Task Force Chair

Serving as a committee or task force chair can offer numerous benefits, including leadership experience, specialized expertise, networking opportunities, professional development, and the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to your organization or community.

Chapter Officer

There are nine chapters throughout Oregon (click here to see list) that serve to represent the interests of each area. Chapter leadership positions include Chapter President, President-elect and Secretary. Each chapter is required to meet a minimum of four times a year.

Serving as a chapter officer can offer numerous benefits and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Here are some reasons why you might consider serving as a chapter officer:

  1. Leadership experience: As a chapter officer, you will have the opportunity to develop and hone your leadership skills. You'll be responsible for managing and coordinating chapter activities, which will require you to exercise good judgment, communication, and decision-making skills.

  2. Networking opportunities: Serving as a chapter officer can help you expand your professional network by connecting you with other officers and community professionals. These connections can be invaluable in your future career endeavors.

  3. Professional development: Through your involvement in the chapter, you can gain access to valuable discussions and meetings that can help you develop professionally. This can include learning new skills, attending board meetings or participating in other educational programs.

  4. Community building: As a chapter officer, you'll play a vital role in fostering a sense of community among chapter members. You'll be responsible for organizing events, building relationships, and promoting a positive culture within the chapter.

  5. Personal fulfillment: Serving as a chapter officer can be a rewarding experience that offers a sense of personal fulfillment. You'll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and contribute to a cause that you care about.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (click here to see the current board and oppenings) is made up of the Chapter President and President-elect of each of the nine chapters, so that all parts of the state are represented.

Volunteering to be on the Board of Directors can be a great way to make a meaningful contribution PLSO and have a say in how we approach legislation, community outreach and more. Here are some reasons why someone might choose to volunteer for a board:

  1. To make a difference: By joining the board, you can have a direct impact on the direction and decisions of PLSO. You can use your skills and expertise to help us achieve our goals and make a positive difference for professional community.

  2. To develop new skills: Volunteering on the board can provide opportunities to learn new skills, such as leadership, teamwork, strategic planning, budget and agenda setting and management.

  3. To expand your network: Serving can also provide opportunities to meet and connect with people throughout the state who share your vision for the professional community. It also opens doors to national connections through NSPS.

  4. To build your resume: Volunteering on a board can be a valuable addition to your resume, demonstrating your commitment to community involvement, leadership skills, and willingness to take on responsibility.

  5. To give back: Opportunity to give back to your professional community and support an agenda that affects your career.

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