Atchison County – Mary Perkins and Janean Bowen
Brown County – Carol Walter and Toni Hull, Chair
Doniphan County – Neola Shrader and Virginia Cluck
Jackson County – Barbara Hutchinson and Hadassah Prosser
Marshall County – Carol Bishop
Nemaha County – Ed Strahm
Washington County – Mary Tate
Policy and Procedures for Public Comment
Policy : To maintain order at Advisory Council meetings and to provide for the conduct of business in a timely manner, any interested party or member of the public that is not a NEKAAA Advisory Council member, who wishes to comment, raise a questions to the Advisory Council, or pursue any issue of Advisory Council concern, must provide said comment, questions, or concerns to the NEKAAA Executive Director in writing, at least 24 hours prior to any regularly scheduled Advisory Council meeting. The NEKAAA Executive Director will ensure that such comments, questions, or concerns are properly reproduced for the Advisory Council’s review at the next scheduled Advisory Council meeting
Procedure: Any person who is not a NEKAAA Advisory Council member who desires to express a comment, question, or concern, must complete the attached NEKAAA comment form, at least 24 hours prior to any regularly scheduled Advisory Council meeting, and submit it to the NE-AAA Executive Director, (or the NEKAAA Administrative Assistant in his/her absence). A fax copy or E-mail is acceptable, as long as it is in the proper format. Unsigned comment forms are not acceptable.
The Advisory Council may choose to call upon a person submitting a comment, question, or concern, or they may not. The Advisory Council may recognize people that are not NEKAAA Advisory Council members, but whom are present at Advisory Council meeting and grant them permission to speak, or to answer questions when directed to them. No person who is not a NEKAAA Advisory Council member will be allowed to address the Advisory Council unless they have either followed the process of written comments or are specifically called upon by the Chairperson of the Advisory Council, or the Acting Advisory Council Chairperson in his/her absence. If necessary, violators of this policy may be physically removed from the place of the meeting and charged under law with disturbing the peace.
The intent of this policy is not to stifle comments, questions or concerns. The intent is to allow the Advisory Council to conduct their meeting in an orderly manner, without spontaneous interruptions or other distractions.