BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY PLANNERS
Conference Call on January 20, 2011
Call of Order:
Dennis Sandquist called the meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Associationof County Planners to order at 3:05 p.m. EST.
The roll call verified the following members in attendance:
Board Members Present:
Dennis Sandquist, Charlie Compton, James Davenport, Judy Francis, TimBrown, Keith Cubic, Mike Harper, Mike Kayes and Joe Scorcio
Board Members Absent
: Robert Hill, Royce Manico and Frank Miles
Joe Scorcio moved to approve the minutes of October 7, 2010 as amended. Tim Brownseconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Mike Harper recapped his printed report, showing a balance of $1,818.02 as of December 31, 2010. He indicated that NACP had been registered in Nevada for another year. Heindicated that renewal notices will be sent to members in March. Keith Cubic moved to accept thefinancial report. Tim seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Dennis indicated that the discussion at the last meeting led to a more specific awardsprogram than in the past. Tim agreed to take the lead with Judy and Dennis as a team. Judy suggestedthat it would be great to involve past winners in subsequent years as a way to build the program.
NACo Staff Liaison Update:
James Davenport was unable to attend the last meeting, so Charlie Comptonprovided comments on the summary report he had provided. They both presented informationregarding upcoming meetings.
NACP By-Laws Revisions:
Charlie presented the proposed revisions to the bylaws intended to bring theelections and board make-up into closer alignment with the corresponding CPD positions and electioncycles. Keith moved, and Joe seconded to send the proposed amendment to the membership at least30 days before the Annual Meeting in Boston so that ratification can occur at the Annual meeting.Dennis agreed to distribute the proposed amendments to the members before March 10
. The motioncarried unanimously.
NACP Research Proposals:
James sought feedback on some possible research projects he had outlinedin an attached report. After discussion, James will draft a white paper and article on the wind turbinesiting topic, which seemed mostly applicable to county planners. A future webinar or conference sessionwill be discussed later.
Judy indicated that 1400 unique visitors had hit the website in 2010. 57% via search engines,23% via direct connections and 20% via referrals from other sites.
Nothing to report.