On January 14, representatives from each regional affiliate (PAA West, Central and East) came together in Camp Hill to agree on a framework for the governance of a unified PAA. Our goal was to assure that the members needs and concerns from all three regions was represented and respected. If you start with the premise that creating a statewide association would benefit our members and industry, then the path to success is much straighter. Unification recognizes the uniqueness of the three regions joining together so that large scale strategic goals can be set while localized needs are met. We are creating something new, something better, maybe even something we have not envisioned. We will respect and understand our history while not letting it tie us to prior traditions and processes.
In the next few weeks we will share the proposed governance structure for a unified state association as well as the timeline to achieve this goal. Throughout the year, we welcome your feedback and encourage dialog to assure we are creating the best association for our members.
Vision 2020 – A Unified PAA – We Can See the Future