OTAC Committees

Volunteers are the life and heartbeat of OTAC! Volunteers lead all of OTAC’s Board positions and committees and help the organization to continue to thrive and grow. The role of a volunteer on a committee is to collaborate with other OT professionals and students to design, plan, and implement activities that support meeting the mission, values, and purpose of OTAC. Below is a list of Committees with a brief explanation of their purpose and examples of committee activities.

OTAC bylaws require volunteers for OTAC committees to be OTAC members. Not a member? Join OTAC here and receive all the great benefits of membership!

How to get involved:

  1. Review the description of standing committees below. Choose a committee(s) where you believe your skill sets can assist the committee or where you would like to expand on your skills. 
  2. You can join a committee at any time.  
  3. Fill out the Volunteer Interest form here:  
Volunteer Interest Form 

OTAC Committees 

Member Services Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Board Committee Chairperson - Serves to address membership recruitment, satisfaction, and retention. The Member Services Committee tasks may include addressing current and projected membership value and the profession’s well-being in response to members’ and potential members’ needs and satisfaction. 
  • Timeframe: Meets monthly

Legislative/Public Policy Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Board Committee Chairperson - Serves to address the current and/or projected legislative, regulatory, and public policy needs for the Association’s members. The Legislative Committee’s tasks may include interacting with lobbyists, organizing OTAC Hill Day, and/or other relevant events as based on the needs of the organization. Pertinent issues may include areas such as third party reimbursement, scope(s) of practice, and/or other governmental concerns. The committee may also collaborate with national organizations on issues that impact the profession on a national level. 
  • Timeframe: Meets monthly, November - June

Conference Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Board Committee Chairperson - Plans, coordinates, markets, and delivers conference(s) annually or as determined by the needs of the Association. The Conference offers educational and networking opportunities based on the needs and interests of the membership. The Conference also serves as a fundraising event for the Association.
  • Timeframe: Meets monthly

Nominations Committee

  • Purpose: Led my the OTAC Vice President - Develops a nominating slate for the Executives of the Board, Board Chairs, and Association Representatives of the Association.
  • Timeframe: Spring - Fall, meets monthly

Professional Development Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Board Committee Chairperson - Serves to provide professional development opportunities for the Association’s members. The Professional Development Committee tasks may include coordinating continuing education opportunities, collaborating with leaders of Districts and/or Special Interest Sections, and overseeing student representatives. 
  • Timeframe: Meets monthly, January - December

Recognitions Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Vice President - The Recognitions Committee seeks member-submitted nominations and honors individuals who have provided outstanding service to OTAC or the profession within Colorado. Nominees are reviewed by the Committee and submitted to the OTAC Board for review and final selection. Selected individuals or organizations may be honored at the OTAC Annual Business Meeting.
  • Timeframe: Meets monthly or as needed, Summer - Fall

Fundraising Committee

  • Purpose: Led by the OTAC Board Committee Chairperson - Supports the development and implementation of fundraising activities including the annual Silent Auction, soliciting sponsors for OTAC and events, maintains a list of current and potential sponsors and creates fundraising activities to support the mission and objectives of OTAC.
  • Timeframe: Meets as needed