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May 2019

Bi-Weekly Recap: May 20, 2019

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Dear Trustees: Thank you so very much for your energy, wisdom and generosity at the board meeting in Bozeman this past week! It was great to see you all and re-connect since the Salt Lake City meeting. For those who weren’t able to make it — we missed you, but managed to muddle through nonetheless! A huge thanks to Trustee and Treasurer Cyndy Andrus for hosting the group, curating such wonderful guests and for her great presentation at the board meeting. It was a treat to be in Montana, and I want to go back soon! Per some of your requests, attached please find the BAR CAT/StratPlan update deck that was presented. Thank you also for the spirited and mighty helpful feedback session around WESTAF’s draft Guiding Principles. I’ve also attached that presentation so that you have it handy (it’s also in the board book). A new version with your incorporated suggestions to follow soon!   In the meantime, here’s an update on what’s been going on the last few weeks:   Phoenix Visit Had a really productive visit in Phoenix, thanks to trustee Teniqua Broughton. Got a great initial introduction to the arts and cultural scene in the city,…

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Bi-Weekly Recap: May 9, 2019

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Greetings WESTAF Trustees: This bi-weekly update is coming at you a few days late (apologies) as I’ve been on the road visiting arts organizations, WESTAF friends and constituents in Phoenix (thank you, Teniqua Broughton!) and Reno (thank you, Dana Bennett!). A more complete update on the outcomes of these visits will be forthcoming in the next bi-weekly. In the meantime, here’s a slightly abbreviated one, because we’ll be diving into lots of WESTAF goings-on at the Board of Trustees meeting in Bozeman, MT next week:   BAR CAT and STRAT PLAN We’ll be giving a complete progress report on items related to these two org planning areas at the Bozeman meeting next week, but there has been lots of activity on these fronts over the past two weeks in preparation for an all-team briefing scheduled for this Monday, May 13 prior to the BOT meeting, and then a full rollout of scoping docs and cohort guidelines at the StratPlan Faire on May 29-30 in the Denver office. Facilitating this journey will be coach and fearless peer group leader Val Atkin, who I have worked with a lot in the past and who I think is pretty wonderful!   BOZEMAN MEETING…

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