To accomplish this, a survey will be sent to all members to receive input as to how the Board of Directors can better serve you, how can we improve and how we can move forward. We want to ensure the survey reflects the full range of needs of our membership.
During my tenure as President, we will also focus on the organization’s sustainability. To assist with this initiative, I have enlisted the assistance of three knowledgeable and highly experienced police chief members to serve on an ad-hoc committee on finance.
Working towards establishing a foundation with a 501(c) 3 status is a major initiative to solicit, receive, administer, and expend funds for training and other law enforcement purposes. I believe this status will afford us great opportunities in the future.
Strengthening our existing partnerships and forming new relationships with key private sector partners will be valuable in cementing long standing support for NAWLEE.
We will continue to bring to the membership annual conferences with interesting speakers at great venues in order to make your training, mentoring, and networking opportunities meaningful and beneficial.
Lastly, NAWLEE must continue to be that credible resource of information for those seeking advice from successful women in executive leadership positions, thereby increasing NAWLEE’s visibility and voice on various platforms.
I am excited about the upcoming year and look forward to working with each of you.
Rhonda L. Lawson, President