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Board Minutes 10-02-2014

APA Colorado Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday October 2, 2014

Mountaineer Conference Center
Mount Crested Butte, CO
The meeting was called to order by President, Stan Clauson at 7:35 a.m.

Roll call:
PresentStan Clauson, President ;Susan Wood, Past President;  Joni Marsh, Secretary/Treasurer; Jessica Ibanez, VP External Affairs; Tareq Wafaie, Professional Development Officer; Erica Heller, Metro Representative; Seth Lorson, North Central Representative; Toby Stauffer, Northwest Representative; Carrie Makarewicz, Faculty Representative; Caeli Hill, Student Representative; Julio Iturreria, Western Planner Representative; Eric Heil, Legislative Committee Chair

Absent:  Paul Rosenberg, Public Official Representative and Lor Pelligrino, South Central Representative

Vacant Positions:  Metro Representative (2); Southwest Area Representative and VP Communications

Staff: Shelia Booth, Chapter Administrator

1. Opening Remarks – Stan Clauson, President
Stan welcomed everyone to the 2014 Annual Board meeting. He informed the meeting attendees that there were over 350 attendees at the conference. He then shared that APA National’s had awarded Denver’s La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood as one of the 2014 Great Places in America. He then thanked Susan Wood for her many years of service as President on the APA Colorado Board and presented her with a gift from the Chapter.

2. Introduction of Board Members – Stan Clauson, President
Stan introduced the current Board and acknowledged the work they have put into the Chapter over the past year.

a. Outgoing Board Members
Stan acknowledged all outgoing Board members.

b. Newly Elected Board Members
Stan introduced the newly elected and appointed Board members.

c. Board Member Updates
No updates were provided

d. Committee Updates
Erica summarized the efforts of the Sustainability Committee. Jessica discussed the Outreach & Communications Committee and Eric spoke about the Legislative Committee. Eric elaborated on expected legislation on TIFF and water regulations and invited members to participate on the committee.

3. Financial Report – Joni Marsh, Secretary/Treasurer
Joni provided a summary of the Chapter’s activities over the past year. She noted the Chapter had $146,350 in income and $145,620 in expenses. She provided a graphic showing the where the expenses were allocated, noting conference expenses made up 38%, and administrative expenses made up 29%. She summarized that the numbers show that the Chapter is putting the majority of the revenue back into membership benefits. She then said the Board would begin working on the 2015 budget in the next few months.
Stan added that the Chapter was once again in the black and that we‘ve worked over the last few years to increase our sponsorship so we can increase the membership benefits at the conference and throughout the year.

4. Area Representative Map
Stan summarized the history of the proposed map changes. He said the Board wanted to advertise the proposed changes as much as possible so those that are affected by the change will have a voice in it. He asked everyone to take time to look at the map displayed in the break area and to offer comments. He ended by telling everyone that the map will be put to a vote of the membership in the next year.

5. Strategic Plan – Stan Clauson, President
Stan informed those in attendance that the Board had completed a strategic plan retreat in June and that they were in the process of drafting a new Strategic plan for the Chapter. The Board identified four key areas – Partnership, Communication, Membership, and Resources. The new plan will be in a narrative format.

6. Other Business
Stan called for any other business and hearing none, he requested a motion to adjourn.

Motion to adjourn by Susan.
Second by Eric
Discussion: None
Vote: Unanimous

Meeting ended at 8:00 a.m.

APPROVED NOVMEBER 7, 2014
 

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