May 19, 2012 the Board of Directors held a retreat to ‘Develop a Strategic Action Plan for 2012′. WBRP Board Members included: Cameron Blossom, Greg Shaw, Bob Hunt, Sue Floyd, Rick Heiser, Mike O’Donnell, Heather Paul, Deborah Halperin, Karen Schmidt, Valerie Dumser, Dana David, Dennis Arnold. Members excused: Greg Donovan, Dale Avery. Members absent: Bill McConnell. Guest: Stacey Tutt. Invited: Barbara Adkins, Deputy City Manager, City of Bloomington.
The vision and mission of the organization was reviewed and reaffirmed as follows:
Located in the heart of the city, West Bloomington will be characterized by its high quality-of-life, empowered residents and deep sense of pride. Through partnerships and strong associations, and building on the neighborhood’s history and diversity, West Bloomington will be home to new jobs, homes, and vibrant public gathering spaces in a safe and welcoming community.
There was a celebration of the accomplishments. Where Deborah Halperin reviewed the PowerPoint presentation given at the Annual Meeting in March. This presentation highlighted the accomplishments of WBRP in collaboration with other organizations.
Some of the topics discussed involved discussing the strengths of the organization and determining that they were in line with the vision and mission. The discerning role of the organization was also discussed. During this participants roles were reviewed and applied to the action plan. An Action Plan was developed with guidelines for advancing and individuals taking ownership of specific projects. A plan for advancing the organization was also developed with guidelines on how to implement and individuals taking ownership of tasks.
As this is a rather lengthy list of items and there is quite a bit of information to disseminate, I will be adding posts for each of these topics.
The schedule for the Board meetings was also determined as follows:
Meeting Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Location (unless otherwise specified): WBRP Office at 800 W. Washington St., Bloomington, IL
June 21, 2012
July 19, 2012
August 16, 2012
September 20, 2012
October 18, 2012
November 15, 2012
December 20, 2012
January 17, 2013
February 21, 2013
March 21. 2013 (Annual Meeting and Taste of the West – location to be announced)
April 18, 2013
May 18 (Annual Retreat at Illinois Wesleyan University)