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Member Councils, Forums and Task Forces

Our Member Communities provide OTA members with opportunities to get connected to conversations, issues, and action that impact their business. 
OTA’s Member Forums, Sector Councils and Task Forces offer members a variety of ways to participate without having to make long-term commitments, encourage communication among and between OTA’s diverse membership, and promote work that is aligned with OTA’s overall strategy and vision for promoting and protecting organic food and farming. 
  • OTA Sector Councils 
  • Councils build community among groups of like members to provide ongoing opportunities for networking, leadership development, education, information development, and sharing.
  • Sector Councils are required to meet at least twice per year, and to submit an annual report to the OTA Board.
  • Sector councils are not policy setting groups.
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  • OTA Member Forums
  • Forums offer informal, on-going conversation on issues of common interest.
  • Members use Forums to network with peers, seek answers to questions, share their expertise, provide advice, and discuss common challenges.
  • OTA has seven Member Forums covering diverse topics such as international trade, marketing, and sustainability.
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  • OTA Task Forces 
  • Task Forces are time-bound, task-charged, and outcome-focused groups charged with accomplishing a definite objective.
  • Task forces can be convened by the board, staff, or members in order to recommend a course of action or accomplish a specific objective.
  • Task Forces may work within an approved structure to recommend policy setting for the Association.
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Libby Mucciarone
Member Engagement and Education Manager
(202) 403-8646