List of committees
- This page is still a work-in-progress.
The Libertarian Party has had several boards and committees active throughout the years.
Active – Governance
Libertarian National Committee
In between various National Conventions, the LNC is the highest governing authority in the Libertarian Party. Its members also serve as the Board of Directors for the Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
It is composed of the 5 at-large members elected at national convention, the four party officers, and the various regional representatives duly selected.
National Party Judicial Committee
Serves as the national Judicial Committee for the party. It is composed of 7 non-LNC members elected by national convention every 4 years.
It has the power to overrule decisions of the LNC on appeal.
LNC Executive Committee
In various circumstances, the Executive Committee acts on behalf of the LNC when it is not in session.
It consists of all four officers plus any number of LNC members as decided by the LNC. Members cannot be alternates, however.
Inactive – Governance
Committee to Organize a Libertarian Party
|Committee to Form a Libertarian Party|
|Members||at least 199|
The precursor to the modern Libertarian Party was the Committee to Organize a Libertarian Party. It was formed to study the feasibility of creating a Libertarian Party within the United States.
It is unknown how many members served on the Committee and who they were.
The Committee dissolved in 1971 with the foundation of the Libertarian Party.
Steering Committee of the Libertarian Party
The Steering Committee was the first governing body of the Libertarian Party. It consisted of 7 members presumably appointed by the Committee to Organize a Libertarian Party.
It dissolved itself in 1972 to give way to the Temporary Executive Committee.
Temporary Executive Committee (1972)
|Temporary Executive Committee|
|Members||8 (by region)|
Members of the Temporary Executive Committee were appointed by the Steering Committee on a regional basis. Though 8 regions were drawn out, it is unclear if some regions had more representation on the committee than others as at 2 members are listed for some regions. Additionally, no member was listed for Region 7.
LNC Strategic Planning Team
|Strategic Planning Team|
In 2001, the LNC voted to create a Strategic Planning Team to study the party's strategic situation and make recommendation regarding such.
Membership was open to the entire LNC as well a few selected activists as well.
Active – Conventions
Convention Oversight Committee
The Convention Oversight Committee is an LNC-created standing committee who acts on behalf of the LNC for various convention-planning related matters.
Committee membership includes at least 4 LNC members and at least 2 non-LNC members with a maximum membership of 7.
Bylaws and Rules Committee
National Convention Voting Process Committee
|Convention Voting Process Committee|
|Members||9 + ex-officio members|
The Convention Voting Process Committee was an ad hoc committee created to review voting procedures for conventions and to recommend to the LNC various improvements to ensure the process could be fair, transparent, and efficient.
The committee consisted of 9 members selected by the LNC, and the LNC Chair and LNC Secretary were made ex-officio non-voting members as well.
Inactive – Conventions
Convention Management Committee
Convention Site Selection Committee
Active – Financial
Inactive – Financial
Building Fund Committee
|Building Fund Committee|
Financial Reports Committee
|Financial Reports Committee|
Active – Personnel
Employment Policy & Compensation Committee
Inactive – Personnel
General Counsel Search Committee
Active – Support
Affiliate Support Committee
Ballot Access Committee
Candidate Support Committee
Inactive – Support
Membership Support Committee