The Board of Directors of the Council of Residential Specialists voted on big changes to their governance system this week. Among the big news is the elimination of the Executive Committee and the formation of a leaner, competency-based (my favorite part) Board of Directors consisting of nine members. There will also be a new Leadership Development Committee in place of the current nominating committee. Many of the changes are already in motion. You can expect the rollout in 2016 trough 2017.
If you’re worried about a reduction in opportunity to serve the council, don’t be. In fact, there will be even more opportunities to be involved. There are currently about 250 members involved in the council governance, but the new plan allows for up to 275 to hold positions on the board, the LDC, any of the three new divisions, or task forces that will be implemented. I applaud the great work of the Governance Task Force, and I know these changes will propel CRS to the next level and beyond.