Call to Order by President Hurt at 9:09 am at the GSCI offices.
Also in attendance:
Tracy Spencer – Administrator Brandy Siedlaczek -Water Resources Taylor Hiner-GCSI
Jessica Katers-Awards/Conference Chair Nancy Kolinski-Volunteer Coordinator
Mark Bonkowski – Sponsor Relations Co-Chair Gary Mekjian-Government Affairs
President Hurt welcomed new branch presidents, attendees, and Tara to this meeting and asked for self-introductions.
It was moved by Rader and seconded by Hummel to approve the December 6, 2017 meeting minutes with the following changes: Hart, not Hurt in the President Elect report and in the Great Lakes Expo report it should read: James Hurt will invite Scott Grayson (Executive Director) to our Great Lakes Expo. All were in favor.
Site Selection Thompson reviewed the Site Selection Cost Comparison, discussed the survey results, discussed the expo space requirements and the committee is recommending that we move to Tree Tops Resort. After some discussion it was decided that Tara would call both Grand Traverse Resort and Tree Tops to get some clarification on space availability. A visit to both sites may be needed.
Treasurer’s report-Rader discussed the fund balance/total funds/restricted funds. She discussed how we are continually taking in revenue for various education sessions and it is difficult to separate into each session. She reported that the October/November Fleet session is losing money, but the state conference made a profit.
President Elect Hart did not have anything to report.
Administrator Spencer discussed that there are several branch executive board members who are not listed at National APWA members and they must clear this up to stay on the board.
Council of Chapters Hummel has been assigned the K-12 Outreach section, he discussed the February Leadership Meeting, reminded everyone about the Snow Conference details and brought up the possibility of having the Legislative Reception again in March or April.
Strategic Planning Update – Hurt reviewed the handout and thanked everyone for stepping up and working towards our goals.
Special Assignment Committee Reports
Standing Committee Reports
The meeting was adjourned at 12:27 pm
Tracy J. Spencer - Chapter Administrator
Meeting minutes from January 25, 2018.doc