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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) SUBCOMMITTEE
Founded in January 2021 by individuals representing Guild member businesses across the state, the Subcommittee works under the oversight of the Membership Committee. It exists for the purpose of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through education and awareness aimed at both its Guild members and the public.
The Subcommittee is one body in two parts. Appointed regional Steering Leads guide the development of initiatives that promote DEI, facilitate communication, ensure regional representation, and provide guidance and execution of Board-approved projects and events. General Members, who are individuals employed by Guild member businesses who opt into Subcommittee participation, ensure wide member involvement, amplify diverse voices, and access to new pathways to leadership.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEES
There are currently two Government Affairs Subcommittees that work together along with an enlisted membership to tackle current legislative and regulatory efforts of the Guild and its members.
The Legislative Subcommittee, made up of regional brewery/brewpub members, focuses on long-term strategy and goals for legislative affairs while also being actively engaged in advocacy efforts leading up to and during the legislative session. The Regulatory Subcommittee, made up of regional brewery/brewpub representatives, focuses on TABC Advisory Committees as well as TABC interactions and committees. The Government Affairs Enlisted Members consists of members from all Guild member categories that assist with CraftPAC fundraising efforts and interacting with local legislators and the general public, as well as serving as a first call group for additional help in both Legislative and Regulatory efforts.
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Educational Development Committee was founded in 2022 to expand and build upon the Education & Safety Committee. It exists for the purpose of facilitating educational opportunities for members to learn and grow within the Texas craft brewing industry.
The Committee is a collaborative effort of two parts of member groups. Board of Director members act as steering leads, guiding the continuous development of educational conferences like the Annual Meeting and Texas Brewery Roundup. General Members, who are individuals employed by Guild member businesses who opt into Committee participation, ensure wide member involvement, assess new educational opportunities, coordinate regional events and work hand-in-hand with the Educational Development Committee Steering Leads to select education for our Texas Craft Brewers Guild conferences. Applications for general members are accepted on a rolling basis.