2017 was a special year for CSMFO, as we celebrated our Diamond Anniversary—60 years, as a professional association. I must say it was an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to serve as your President during this anniversary year. And what a year it was…from our annual conference in Sacramento to our very last chapter events in December, 2017 marked another great year for our organization.
The accomplishments of 2017, however, really got underway in late 2016 when CSMFO leadership got together in Sacramento to develop our three-year strategic plan. This planning session was highly productive, resulting in new mission and vision statements for the organization, as well as the core strategies, goals and action plans needed to achieve our vision. These core strategies (strategic growth, member engagement and professional development) have driven our efforts over the course of 2017 and have been the foundation for our many accomplishments this year.