The Council does much of its work through standing and elected committees. Committees review proposals and develop policies that the Council will vote on, which means committee members have the opportunity to shape what will be considered by the full Council on a wide range of issues. The Council rarely acts on an issue without first considering that issue in committee.
BFC committee members are appointed by the BFC Nomination Committee. These selections are made with rank, appointment category, discipline, gender, and ethnic and racial diversity whenever possible.