Our Outstanding Committees – Association Governance

Introducing the Our Outstanding Committees series. Throughout the next 12 weeks you will be introduced to each of RMASFAA’s 12 committees, the committee members and find out all that they accomplished this year. This is week 7 of the series.

The purpose of the Association Governance Committee is to annually review and recommend to the Board of Directors changes to the Association Bylaws, Strategic Long-Range Plan and Policies and Procedures Manual to ensure that the Association’s written statements are consistent with the manner in which it conducts business. This committee also serves the Board regarding the Association’s long-range plans, operation, structure and service to members. The Immediate Past President serves as Chair of this committee. The current President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Immediate Past President, plus the four most recent Past Presidents form the balance of the committee. With that said, the current committee members are Jeff Jacobs – chair, Joe Donlay – president-elect, Tony Lubbers – vice president, Art Young – president, Brenda Hicks, Janet Riis, Sharon Kienow and Curt Martin all past presidents.

As mentioned previously, a major task that the committee conducts every year is a review of policies and procedures. This past year the committee reviewed and brought forward several action items for the board of directors to either approve or deny. Some of the action items that were approved include cleaning up verbiage related to credit card receipts, creating a formalized process to recognize committee work, clarified who from the financial and audit committee would attend RMASFAA meetings and clarified language in the policy and procedures manual regarding who will serve on the nominations and elections committee.

The majority of the committee’s work this past year involved the re-writing of RMASFAA’s strategic long range plan (SLRP). The committee has utilized several themes from the book “Road to Relevance” to assist with our planning.


The plan is to present the SLRP to the current board of directors during the upcoming board meeting in October. Additionally, there will be a breakout session offered during the upcoming RMASFAA fall conference for members to review the SLRP and provide input. Once all of the comments and review process is completed, the 2015-2016 board of directors will vote on the final version of the SLRP. So stay tuned for additional information related to the Association Governance Committee’s work on the strategic long range plan.

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