Note: Friends President Tim Tennant is an ex officio member of all committees.
The Collections Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the Friends’ collections policy to serve as a guide for managing the organization’s collections. The chairman of the Collections Committee is Dan Pyzel. Additional members include Jim Herron, Craig Kumler, Bill Lock and Linda Smith.
DEVELOPMENT, INTERPRETATION & RVC COMMITTEE
The Development, Interpretation and RVC Committee is responsible for fundraising and oversees the programs that interpret the railroad and its history to visitors at the railroad property as well as the planning for the Chama Railroad Visitor Center (RVC). It works in close collaboration with the Projects Committee, the railroad operator, and the Commission to plan for the uses of the historic cars and buildings, and oversees the docent program. The committee co-chairwomen are Linda Smith and Caroline Tower. Additional members of the committee are Jim Herron, Bill Lock and Ed Lowrance.
Per the Friends bylaws, the Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, one director each from Colorado and New Mexico, and such other directors as appointed by the Board of Directors. The founder of the Friends, if serving as an elected member of the Board of Directors, shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Executive Committee. If the president of the Friends is a paid employee, he or she shall be a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
The 2016-2017 Executive Committee includes Bob Ross, Chairman; Don Stewart, Vice Chairman; Bill Lock, Founder; John Engs, Ed Lowrance, Craig McMullen and Linda Smith.
The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the Friends finances and financial records. The interim Treasurer is Bill Lock. Additional members of the committee are Bob Ross and Warren Smalley.
The Membership Committee is tasked with maintaining and increasing the membership of the Friends' by personal contact and evaluating membership levels and the effectivness of promotions and premiums. The chairman of the Membership Committee is Don Stewart. Additional committee members are Chris James and George Trever.
Per the Friends bylaws, the Nominating Committee is formed each year for the purpose of nominating persons for the Friends’ Board of Directors. The chairman of the Nominating Committee is Jim Herron. Additional committee members are Ed Lowrance, Linda Smith and Caroline Tower.
The Projects Committee oversees the projects undertaken each year at the Friends work sessions. The committee is responsible for selecting the projects, producing a report of the proposed work for the State Historic Preservation Offices, and organizing the work sessions. The committee Co-Chairman are Ed Lowrance and John Engs. Other members include Craig McMullen, Tools; Brad Lounsbury, Paint; Russ Hanscom, Project Development; Scott Hardy, Project Development; Ed Beaudette, Project Planning; Bill Pratt, Project Development; Don Atkinson, TL Assignments; Bill Lock, Founder; Sharon McGee, Chronicling; Mark Jennings, Co-Chair FIDO and MPL Manage; Jim Hickman, Co-Chair FIDO and FIDO Service Desk; Brad Simpson, Database Development; Phil McDonald, FIDO and Software Development.
The Railfan Committee organizes and implements special excursion trains sponsored by the Friends. The chairman of the Railfan Committee is Bill Lock. Additional members include Dan Pyzel, Steve Schroeder, and Warren Smalley.