The proposed bylaws change will allow the Board of Directors to amend the bylaws to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Allowing the board to vote on changes ensures critical decisions can be made on a timelier basis and that important staff and financial resources are not directed away from our strategic priorities during an extended bylaws voting process.
This nimble approach to governance could, for example, allow the Board to consider additional ways to engage state and regional societies. A nimble governance will also help foster our inclusion, diversity, access and equity work, allowing the society to expeditiously advance our new IDA&E roadmap.
These are the types of updates that many associations are currently making.