NameTerm EndsTitle
David Lindsay Staff Liaison67564900
Deborah L. Nichols, PHD, RPA Board Liaison43096400


NameTerm End Date
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NameTerm EndsTitle
J. M. Adovasio, RPA4/5/2024Member10224700
Allyson Brooks4/5/2024Member67615501
Charles R. Cobb, RPA Member, Ex-Officio24560800
David W. Cushman, M.A.4/1/2022Member67591214
Leigh Anne Ellison, MA, RPA3/31/2023Member67569978
Valerie J. Grussing, PhD Member, Ex-Officio67597574
Amy E. Gusick3/31/2023Member67573032
Regina K. Hilo4/1/2022Member67593767
Mark L. Howe4/5/2024Member67501800
John W. Martin, RPA4/5/2024Member64914900
Shawn Patch, RPA Member, Ex-Officio67585081
Scott C. Phillips, RPA4/5/2024Member67459200
Shannon Plummer, M.A., RPA4/5/2024Member67611819
Julia Renee Prince-Buitenhuys, M.A., RPA4/5/2024Member67601769
Michael T. Searcy, PhD, RPA4/5/2024Member67573845
Harrison T. Stanley4/5/2024Member67614059
David E. Witt, Ph.D, RPA4/1/2022Member67580436

Committee Charge & Composition


Committee Charge:

The Government Affairs Committee recommends policy positions on specific government issues to the SAA Board of Directors and provides archaeological expertise from the membership on a wide range of issues and from various parts of the country to support archaeological interests on Capitol Hill. The committee also identifies opportunities for SAA to support important state and local government preservation initiatives affecting archaeological sites. These activities are directed by the Manager, Government Affairs

Committee Composition:

Advisory Committee: composed of a char and 15 members, including at least two students. Ideally, an individual serves as chair of the full committee for the 2 years that coincide with a particular Congress (which always begins in January of an odd-numbered year). This individual begins a term on the committee (as chair-designate) at the annual meeting prior to the start of that Congress, serves as chair during that two-year Congress. The manager, Government Affairs serves as staff liaison to the committee and subcommittee.

In the interest of collaboration on government affairs issues, the Board invites a representive from sister societies/organizations the American Cultural Resources Association, Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Historical Archaeology and the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers to join the Government Affairs Committee in an ex oficio capacity and participate in its meetings.