NameTerm EndsTitleEmail
Donn Grenda, Ph.D, RPA1/2/2021Chairdgrenda@sricrm.com44815300
Dr. Kimball M. Banks, RPA1/3/2021Chair-Designatekimballbanks@gmail.com67593393


NameTerm EndsTitle
David Lindsay Staff Liaison67564900
Joe E. Watkins, Ph.D, RPA Board Liaison65076800


NameTerm End Date
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NameTerm EndsTitle
Jamie Arjona, M.A.3/31/2023Member67597426
Judith Bense, RPA4/16/2021Member10670400
Jason P. Bogstie, RPA4/16/2021Member67589310
David W. Cushman, M.A.4/1/2022Member67591214
Christopher J. Doolittle, RPA4/16/2021Member44922300
Leigh Anne Ellison, MA, RPA3/31/2023Member67569978
Amy E. Gusick3/31/2023Member67573032
Regina K. Hilo4/1/2022Member67593767
Burr Neely, MA, RPA4/16/2021Member67583631
Charles M. Niquette, RPA4/16/2021Member43405300
Michael T. Searcy, PhD, RPA4/16/2021Member67573845
Ryan M. Seidemann, RPA4/16/2021Member67573780
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.