The Task Force on Governance and Membership Participation has just concluded their March 8-10 meeting. They spent the meeting addressing constructive criticisms that were received regarding geographic representation, species and other allied group representation, student membership support, and leadership selection and development. The task force is modifying the governance proposal to be responsive to those concerns.
The task force is finalizing our report for submission to the Executive Board for consideration at the June meeting. Details about the final report cannot be released until after the Executive Board has discussed the report.
This is a comprehensive review of all governance entities, not just one. There will be no governance structure or process changes until the report has been received, digested, discussed, commented upon, refined and approved.
Every member will have the opportunity to comment on the governance proposal.