12 Days of YNPN: The first year of Chapter Congress
This year YNPN National launched a Chapter Congress to ensure that every chapter has a voice in the conversations and decisions that impact the whole network. Each local chapter from across the country appointed a representative to attend Chapter Congress calls and speak on behalf of their chapter as we work together to determine the future direction of YNPN.
Kari Mirkin and Qyana Stewart, the members of the National Board responsible for chapter engagement, led the Congress through its first year. Says Kari, "Qyana and I want to thank all of those chapter representatives across the country that made a commitment to building Chapter Congress in its first year (you know who you are!). Your continued engagement from call to call--and email to email--helped drive several important national initiatives, and your chapter's feedback has helped us to begin to shape Chapter Congress into the vital network engine we all want it to be."
On December 11, representatives from the following chapters called in to talk about how we could refine the Chapter Congress model in 2014:
YNPN Milwaukee YNPN Twin Cities YNPN sfba
YNPN San Diego YNPN-NYC YNPN Seattle
YNPN KC YNPN Boston YNPN Oklahoma City
YNPNdc YNPN Atlanta YNPN Portland
YNPN Phoenix YNPN Pittsburgh YNPN Chicago
YNPN Cleveland YNPN TriangleNC YNPN Baltimore
According to Kari, "Our final call of the year this December gave us a chance to check in with chapter representatives--many of whom have stuck with us through every call and email--to get their feedback on ideas big and small, and to celebrate the accomplishments of 2013. Thanks to them, plans for building an even better Chapter Congress in 2014 are already well underway."
Qyana, Kari, and the rest of us at YNPN National want to thank the chapters across the country who made a commitment to Chapter Congress in its first year. We look forward to working with you in 2014!