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President: Cotton Walker

Vice-President: Renee' Hardin-Tammons

Treasurer: Stacey Lett

Secretary: Karen Krauser

Ex-Officio: Andrea Niehoff 
 
Executive Secretary: Jean Harmison
 

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MMACJA
1717 E. Republic Rd, Ste. A
Springfield, MO 65804
phone 417.886.8606
fax 417.886.3685
jean@clubmanagementservices.com

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MMACJA Committees

The chair of each committee appears at the beginning of the list and in bold font.
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Annual Conference Nominating Budget & Finance By-Laws
Court Room Security Electronic Courts & Internet Grants & Other Judicial Organizations Facilities
Historian Judicial Independence & Integrity CLE/MJEC Long-Range Planning
MACA Liaison Membership MML Liaison New Legislation
Newsletter OSCA Liaison Pittman Award
Regional Seminars

Annual Conference

This conference committee presents the annual conference and is responsible for arranging speakers, preparation of the announcement, etc. The Vice President of the Association chairs the committee.
  • Renee Hardin-Tammons
  • Colby Smith Hynes       
  • Chuck Lonardo   
  • Steve Sanders
  • Ardie Bland
  • Andrea Niehoff
  • Mark Rundel 
  • Brandi Miller
  • Tom Motley
  • Will Worsham
  • Stacey Lett 
  • Michael Gunn

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Budget & Finance

This committee prepares the budget and analyzes the Association’s income and expenses. The treasurer is the committee chair.
  • Stacey Lett
  • Mark Levitt
  • Steve Sanders
  • Will Worsham

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By-Laws

This committee reviews the current by-laws and makes recommendations for revisions.
  • Chuck Billings   
  • Tom Fincham
  • Kevin Kelly   
  • Jess Ullom
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Court Room Security

  • Hugh Ryan
  • Mark Rundel
  • Eric Bond

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CLE/MJEC

This committee is a liaison with the Municipal Division Education Committee and the office of the State Court Administrator's Office.   
  • Teresa Bright Pearson
  • Karen Krauser    
  • Ardie Bland 
  • Todd Thornhill
  • Andrea Niehoff
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Electronic Courts & Internet

This committee is charged with establishing and maintaining our website in which to publish information regarding the Association.
  • Will Worsham
  • Rick Brunk
  • Chuck Curry   
  • Bill Piedimonte 

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Facilities

This committee makes all meeting arrangements for meeting space and lodging at the hotel facility. It negotiates contracts for our meetings with the hotel management staff and makes the physical preparations for board meetings and the annual conference.
  • Steve Sanders
  • Greg Beydler
  • Cotton Walker 
  • Andrea Niehoff    
  • Tom Motley
  • Karen Krauser

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Historian

  • Kevin Kelly
  • Todd Thornhill
  • Mark Levitt

Judicial Independence & Integrity

This committee is to monitor developments regarding encroachments on judicial independence.
  • Tom Motley
  • Kevin Kelly    
  • Karen Krauser
  • Mark Rundel   
  • Kim Whittle 
  • Wayne Strothmann
  • Jess Ullom
  • Bob Aulgur
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Long-Range Planning

This committee discusses, and prepares for Board discussion, long-range goals for the Association.
  • Karen Krauser
  • Renee Hardin-Tammons    
  • Bob Aulgur
  • Tom Motley 
  • Andrea Niehoff
  • Kevin Kelly  
  • Teresa Bright-Pearson    
  • Stacey Lett 
  • Ardie Bland   
  • Frank Vatterott   
  • Bill Piedimonte
  • Steve Sanders 
  • Mark Rundel
  • Todd Thornhill 
  • Becky Borthwick
  • Dennis Chassaniol

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MACA Liaison

This committee provides the official contact with the Missouri Association for Court Administration.
  • Rick Brunk
  • Chuck Billings
  • Becky Borthwick
  • Brandi Miller
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Membership

This committee is to analyze membership in each district and coordinate with district directors to contact non-member eligible judges.
  • Michael Gunn
  • Teresa Bright-Pearson
  • Greg Beydler
  • Eric Bond
  • Dennis Chassaniol
  • Colby Smith Hynes
  • Gene Hilton
  • Tim Fincham
  • Cavanaugh Noce
  • Michael Gunn
  • Mike Rumley
  • Hugh Ryan
  • Brandi Miller
  • Will Worsham
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MML Liaison

  • Kevin Kelly
  • Chuck Lonardo
  • Mark Rundel 
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New Legislation

This committee recommends a legislative agenda for the Association, helps write legislation, contacts key representatives and senators, and testifies before subcommittees of the Missouri General Assembly.
  • Bob Aulgur 
  • Mark Stoll    
  • Ardi Bland    
  • Traci Fann
  • Becky Borthwick      
  • Jess Ullom
  • Brandi Miller

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Newsletter

This committee produces Benchmark, the newsletter of MMACJA. The editor is in charge of obtaining ideas, recommending articles, and editing articles that are submitted. Each board member is a reporter responsible for submitting articles and ideas. The newsletter is read not only by members, but also is sent to presiding judges, members of the legislature, and to the Missouri Supreme Court.
  • Todd Thornhill
  • Will Worsham
  • Kim Whittle     


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Nominating

  • Chuck Curry
  • Karen Krauser           
  • Kevin Kelly
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OSCA Liaison

  • Bob Aulgur   
  • Gary Kamp
  • Dennis Chassaniol

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Pittman Award

This committee receives recommendations and recommends persons for an association award for long-time meritorious service, with an accompanying annual scholarship to the conference. The committee operates under specific guidelines. 
  • Chuck Billings
  • Chuck Curry
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Steve Sanders

 

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Regional Seminars

This committee plans and conducts seminars in the fall of each year at various locations around the state. In the coming year, this committee will further implement coordination efforts with OSCA for educational purposes. The regional seminars, the annual conference, and the Municipal Education Committee's seminars in the fall give ample options and opportunities to fulfill CLE requirements.
 
  • Karen Krauser
  • Teresa Bright Pearson
  • Kim Whittle
  • Becky Borthwick
  • Cavanaugh Noce

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