Boise Annual Meeting a Success

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Jul 18, 2017

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Despite 100-degree weather, a marathon CoSA meeting day that was interrupted by a 40-minute power outage, and an un-airconditioned school bus ride to our member dinner, CoSA's meetings were productive and lively.

Of note, the board and membership approved a revised mission statement for the organization:  Using collaborative research, education, and advocacy, the Council of State Archivists provides leadership that strengthens ans supports state and territorial archives in their work to preserve and provide access to government records.

Along with the revision mission was the approval of a sustainability plan that focuses CoSA's work around collaborative research, education, and advocacy. It will be further refined by new and updated committees and task forces.

We are delighted to announce that all of CoSA's major corporate sponsors have pledged their support to CoSA going forward through financial commitments and expertise. Additionally, we met with two new vendors whom we hope to work with in the year ahead.

The member dinner at Luciano's restaurant was an opportunity to network, share stories and a laugh or two.  During the business portion of the meeting, outgoing president Tricia Smith-Mansfield thanked retiring board members, noted members who had or are planning to retire, and remembered those colleagues we lost.

And Boise couldn't have been a better host city. Our thanks to Idaho State Archivist David Matte for inviting us to Boise and for cheerfully facilitating our needs.



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