President's Message


In just a few days the NACM Board will gather for its Fall Board Meeting.  The Board meets each fall at the site of the Upcoming Annual Conference, which means that we’ll be meeting at the Hyatt Crystal City, in Arlington Virginia.  This meeting is one of three in-person meetings the Board has during the year (interspersed with scheduled conference calls), and it gives the Board an important opportunity to check on the status of key committee projects and get an update on planning for our conferences, especially our upcoming Midyear Conference.  We’ll also take action on resolutions that are being proposed, consider how we can best address the need to make sure that our Core curricula stay current, and plan the budget for the upcoming year.  

It has been a busy start to the NACM year and at the Board meeting committees chairs and co-chairs will be reporting out on early accomplishments and on their plans to help us accomplish our strategic priorities.  Many of our members know that it is at the committee level where much of NACM’s work is done, and many thanks are due to our committee chairs and co-chairs and to those of you who participate in committee work.  For those if you interested in becoming more involved in our committees, check out the committee webpages for more information.  Committee work is a great way to learn about NACM and to give back to the profession in a direct and meaningful way.  Please consider getting involved.   

While at the Board meeting, we’ll also take time to thank our colleagues who worked hard on two new and important NACM publications – the Creating a User-Friendly Court Structure and Environment Guide (available in the Members Only section of our website) and the updated version of The Court Administrator Guide.  Copies of both Guides have been mailed to each member. 

Thank you for your support of and involvement in NACM.  We look forward to having you on a committee call and seeing you at our Midyear Conference in February in Portland, Oregon.          


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