YCD Committees

The Yamhill County Democratic Party standing committees are where the day to day work of running our County Party happens.  Please reach out to the Chair each Committee with questions or for detailed meeting information:

CommitteeContact ChairMeetings
ExecutiveChair Gustavo Guerrero2nd & 4th Tuesdays @7:30pm
BudgetTreasurer Nita BarrabeeQuarterly. Contact chair
CommunicationsSecretary Megan CorvusFridays @12 noon
FundraisingLynnette Shaw3rd Tuesdays @7pm
OutreachSue Delventhal & Lori Payne1st Thursdays @7pm
Political ActionCasey KullaContact chair
RulesSecretary Amy KarshnerQuarterly, Contact Chair

Committee Membership

Each Committee shall have a Chair nominated by the YCD Chairperson and approved by vote of the YCD. In addition to the Chair, each Committee will be allowed one (1) Co-Chair designated by the YCD Chairperson and approved by a vote of the YCD. Co-Chairs will have shared responsibilities and duties assigned by the Committee.


Budget Committee is responsible for doing the following:

  • Prepare an annual budget for adoption by the Central Committee
  • Report on progress against annual budget at least every quarter

Success is measured by meeting budgeted expenses.


Communications committee is responsible for doing the following:

  • Develop ‘Communications Plan’ to ensure consistent communications targets, messaging, and approach for the upcoming month
  • Manage Website, Social Media, Mailings, and Email announcements beyond those for which the Corresponding Secretary is solely responsible.
  • Publicize meetings, conventions, fundraising events, and resolutions passed by the Central Committee

Success is measured by social media activity and newsletter subscriptions.


Fundraising Committee is responsible for doing the following:

  • Plan and execute all fundraising activities to meet Central Committee approved and budgeted expenses.

Success is measured by funds raised sufficient to meet or exceed spending goals outlined in the budget.


Outreach Committee is responsible for doing the following:

  • Develop and strengthen the Central Committee by participating in community events such as Fairs and Festivals to reach voters and encourage new Precinct Committee Persons.
  •  Design and coordinate programs and events to promote the Democratic Party among targeted populations such as Latinx, LGBT, and Youth, through outreach and education.
  •  Act as liaison to local partner organizations.

Success is measured by festival success and number of PCPs.

Political Action

Political Action Committee is responsible for doing the following:

  • Track opportunities for local elected offices, recruit, train and support candidates for partisan and non-partisan offices, and make recommendations for endorsements and contributions to the Central Committee
  • Coordinate the Neighborhood Leader program and related voter registration drives and ‘get out the vote’ efforts, distribution of slate cards and candidate literature
  • Research and make recommendations on pending initiative petitions and ballot measures
  • Assist with coordinated campaign activities for general elections

Success is measured by number of participating Neighborhood Leaders and campaign successes.


Rules Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Review Central Committee Bylaws and Standing Rules at least every two years, proposing amendments for adoption by the Central Committee
  • Make grammatical and formatting corrections to the bylaws as outlined in Article XVII, Amendments
  • Conduct all Central Committee elections
  •  Responsible for conducting trainings on Roberts Rules of Order and other duties and responsibilities for all newly Elected and Appointed PCPs on a regular schedule

Success is measured by completed updates of Bylaws and Standing Rules every two years.