It is obvious that the Pandemic and the resultant virtual meetings have taken their toll on ECA involvement and participation. Although I continue to believe there are some benefits to Zoom meetings (the fact that we can record them and watch parts later for instance), it was difficult for some board members to meet on Zoom.
The time to be selecting our next Board of Directors is now as the ECA Nominating Committee (Dave Weller is Chair) is setting up to ask who wants to help Walt Turner (2022 president) and his Officers guide this venerable organization in 2022.
If you have interest in attending 9-10 Board Meetings for 90 minutes during 2022 (meetings are lunch meetings from 12-1:30pm), please let me or Dave Weller know of your interest. We are holding our meetings in person again from now on. No more Zoom Board meetings! Many of us relish the comradery and mixing in a live setting and that is that!
What makes a good Director? Someone who believes in this organization, its history of accomplishment, and its promise of continued influence in our industry, community, and governance of local issues that affect your businesses.
Although problems need to be solved, a good Board member does not shirk from understanding the issue and using his/her experience to make sound decisions that represent all of our Association in setting the track for our journey.
It is good Board members who choose the topics staff is to address, and forums for staff to share what is happening and why. It is staff’s job to attend the outside meetings, continue to be the face of the organization (along with our board members) to other associations and to the public and electeds and their staffs. I believe with all my heart that the ECA does great and relevant work that is very necessary. If you do too, maybe you will consider the small price of involvement and PARTICIPATION necessary to be a Board member? We hope so! And thank you for allowing me to lead this group since April of 2010. It is and has been, a rewarding ride. Let’s keep it going everyone! Keep the SPIRIT!
Happy 4th of July!
That’s all folks