CFDA Committees

The role and responsibility of each Committee is to ensure that all of their activities and work contribute directly and materially toward the achievement of the California Funeral Directors Association’s Mission.

Convention Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility of planning and developing a proposal and budget for CFDA’s Annual Convention for the Board of Directors’ approval, and conducting CFDA’s Annual Convention in accordance with the Board’s direction. The Committee will conduct all awards that will be presented at the Convention. Darren Diebold, Escalon, Chair 

Executive Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility to perform such duties as the Board of Directors may determine to assist the President and Executive Vice President in the performance of their duties at the direction of the President. The Committee will oversee the Bylaws for the Association. President Erlinda Valdez, Sanger, Chair 

Finance Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility of preparing CFDA’s annual operating budget; supervising a certified annual audit for the Board of Directors’ review within 90 days of the close of the fiscal year, ensuring the preparation and review of quarterly financial statements; and developing and recommending financial plans that assure CFDA’s (a) economic capability to implement this Strategic Plan and (b) ongoing and future economic viability. Darren Diebold, Escalon, Chair 

Legislative Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility to study, propose, and pursue enactment of legislation that advances, benefits, and regulates the funeral service profession and benefits consumers. George Prather, Chair 

Membership Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility for the growth and continued high rate of membership in CFDA in all membership categories; the development and maintenance of all appropriate categories of membership in CFDA; the development and maintenance of appropriate conditions of membership, including the promotion and maintenance of high ethical standards and professional conduct for mortuaries found in CFDA’s Code of Ethics, and conformance thereto by all members. The Committee will have the responsibility of developing, reviewing, and maintaining CFDA programs and services so that these services efficiently and effectively meet the current needs of its members. Robert Risher, Los Angeles, Chair 

Nominating Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility to investigate the qualifications for CFDA’s elected offices and annual preparation of a list of qualified nominees for all elected offices in CFDA in accordance with the schedules and procedures outlined in CFDA’s Bylaws.

Professional Development Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility of improving professional competence among current and future funeral home personnel. Eric S. Smith, Paradise, Chair 

Public Relations Committee
The Committee will have the responsibility to coordinate all of CFDA’s contact with both the consumer and industry press/media and to maintain a proactive program of providing accurate, positive information about funeral service and CFDA to both these media. The Committee will oversee Newslines and the operation of the CFDA Internet. Kristi L. Ah You, Modesto, Chair