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04/26/2018

ACEC Ohio Chapter Integration Update

Chapter Integration Task Force Presents Implementation Plan to the Board

Chapter Integration

 

As part of the Long Range Strategic Plan adopted by the Board of Directors, an ACEC Ohio Chapter Integration Task Force was created. The Task Force of Board Members and Chapter leadership were tasked to study and recommend how to improve the relationship, function and alignment of chapters with ACEC Ohio.

The Task Force held a kick off meeting on Friday, June 21st and continued meeting regularly in order to create the implementation plan. Meetings with Chapter Leaders were held in October and January as well as Task Force visits to each chapter to talk with membership about the methodology, progress and goals of the chapter integration initiative. 

The Task Force identified key areas to review---advocacy, meetings/events, finance/dues, alignment/branding and leadership/training.  After delving down into these broad areas, the group narrowed the focus to three priorities in the implementation plan: Clarify the relationship between ACEC Ohio and the Chapters; Education and Training; and Centralize specific operations to improve quality and gain efficiencies.

The overall theme is One ACEC Ohio, which will improve the synergy between the chapters and State organization.  As part of this process there will be changes moving forward that will increase the efficiencies of the chapters including unification of the banking and event management, on set of bylaws and a unified dues structure.  Beginning July 1st, each member firm will pay dues to ACEC Ohio that will allow their employees to participate in any chapter meeting.  Many of ACEC Ohio member companies have offices in multiple locations across Ohio, instead of paying dues to each chapter, under the unified dues structure only one set of dues is paid to ACEC Ohio and allows access to all chapter meetings across the State. 

We will continue to keep you posted as the implementation plan moves forward. If you have any questions on the Chapter Integration efforts, feel free to contact any member of the Task Force:

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