Let me begin by thanking each and every one of you for the privilege and honor of serving as your 2018 President. The experience is one of the highlights of my career and has provided a way to give back to the community that has given me so much.
Did you find your Mission Possible? Did you achieve your personal goal, resolve an outstanding issue or just get through a busy day? My presidency began at the Riverside conference in February 2018 where the conference theme asked attendees to Collaborate, Innovate and Achieve (CIA). The message was simple; live our daily lives so that we can find that our Mission is Possible.
The 2018 conference had a tremendous response that even the conference host committee and planners had to apply the CIA theme to the conference experience. I am certainly happy we were given the opportunity to explore how we can better engage with our members through finding a way to meet new members, connect at the chapter level, and recognize the members who shared their knowledge and inspirations at the concurrent sessions. And, it was a privilege to recognize deserving individuals through the Volunteer of the Year award, recognition for the Outstanding Budget, CAFR and Innovation Awards, and finally acknowledging two long serving government members for the Distinguished Service Award.