Details about how ISCA operates are found in the Constitution and the By-Laws of the Association. ISCA functions through an Executive Council who are elected by the membership of the Association at the Annual Meeting of the Association. All Full Members and Retired Members may vote in the election. Only Full Members may hold an office.
The Executive Council consists of the officers of the Association who are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Officers serve terms of 1 year or 3 years depending upon the office. The Past President is also a member of the Council, however this position is not considered as one of the officers.
The Executive Council members are:
President: Alicia Metzger
president @ illinoissoils.org
Vice President:Bryan Fitch
secretary @ illinoissoils.org
Treasurer: Charles Frazee
treasurer @ illinoissoils.org
President-elect: Josh Litwiller
Past President: Mary Beth Falsey
To contact members of the Executive Council by e-mail, send a message to:
Council @ illinoissoils.org
There are five standing committees of the Association. They are listed below with the current chair of each committee. The chair of the Finance Committee and the chair of the Nominations Committee are dictated within the committee definitions in the Constitution. The other committee chairs are appointed by the in-coming president at the Annual Meeting.
The Committee Chairs are:
Constitution & By-Laws:
Ethics, Certification, & Membership:
membership @ illinoissoils.org
Nominations:Mary Beth Falsey
Public Relations & Education:
event @ illinoissoils.org
Newsletter: Jenwei Tsai
newsletter @ illinoissoils.org
The president may appoint other ad hoc committees or the president may make special appointments. Currently, there are 4 special appointments.
Technical Advisory Committee:
State Advisory Commission for Private Sewage Disposal:
webmaster @ illinoissoils.org
The Certification Board upholds the Standards for Certification and processes applicants for certification. The Board consists of six ISCA Certified Professional Soil Classifiers who are also Full Members. The Board is appointed by the president and Board members serve staggered 3-year terms. The in-coming president appoints two new members to the Board at the Annual Meeting. The Board elects their own officers each term.
Click here for more information about the Certification Board and the certification process.