The Board Development Committee, most often over delicious mugs of coffee and tea at the local Dunn Bros coffee, discussed how to best develop our board of directors. In addition to rather mundane tasks, such as policy monitoring, our committee:
- Planned a board social so that we could all get to know one another,
- Created and implemented a self-evaluation process for board members,
- Worked to recruit qualified candidates to run for the board, and u Prepared for the annual board elections.
In the coming month, we will plan and conduct an orientation for new board members.
—Kjersti Hanneman, Chair
Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Committee organized a strategic planning retreat in February of this year, facilitated by Bill Gessner of Cooperative Development Services. The main outcome of the retreat was a set of Five Strategic Directions, intended to shape the work of the board and the committees for the rest of the year, as well as providing a framework for goals for coming years. The Five Strategic Directions adopted by the board were: