How We Work

The Alliance for Appalachia’s 17 member organizations include some of the most experienced organizations in Central Appalachia. All member organizations share goals of ending mountaintop removal and creating a sustainable Appalachian future.

Our strategy and larger vision is created, governed, and executed by our Steering Committee, which consists of one representative from each of our 17 member group. The Steering Committee sets big picture direction of our strategy.
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Our Coordinating Committee is also made of member group representatives. This highly active committee oversees administrative work and day to day operations. We strive for the Committee to include at least one representative from each state impacted by mountaintop removal and coal industry abuses, as well as one person from a regional group.

Our Work Committees, including the Federal Committee and the Economic Transition Committee, are made up of volunteers and staff of our member groups. Committees design and implement workplans to carry out our strategy. Anyone is welcome to join one or more of our committees.

Our staff is responsible for overseeing work committees and supporting conveners, organizing events, mentoring new leaders, facilitating Steering Meetings and managing financial and administrative work. Due to our minimal staff, the majority of our work is carried out by volunteers.

To better understand the work the Alliance for Appalachia does, please check the ‘Our Work‘ page.