Governance Evaluation and Review Committee Reviews Procedures

  • by AGD Staff
  • Jul 2, 2019

The AGD Governance Evaluation and Review Committee met in Chicago on June 21 to begin the arduous process of reviewing AGD’s governing structures. The all-day program focused on identifying existing problems, prioritizing which problems to address first, determining knowledge gaps and assigning committee members to undertake research in anticipation of proposing solutions. The committee’s ultimate goal is to make AGD nimble and flexible and to be good stewards of AGD’s financial and human resources as they are employed in governing our association.

The following items were voted as priorities:

  • Optimize the size of the Board.
  • Optimize the number of councils/committees.
  • Eliminate positions (levels of governance).
  • Review job descriptions for all levels of governance.
  • Analyze election versus geographical selection for Trustees.

The committee will meet in person again during AGD2019 later this month. Afterward, the committee will  meet via video conference on a monthly basis. The committee will keep AGD’s delegates and all other levels of leadership apprised of its ongoing deliberations as it develops proposals to reform AGD’s governance structure. The committee will also provide an update to the 2019 House of Delegates at the November Annual Meeting and answer questions from the delegates about the reform process. The committee’s goal is to provide a comprehensive reform package to the 2020 House of Delegates.