Agenda for January 23, 3018 Member Only Board Meeting-Group Discussion Advocacy

January 23, 2018

Member Only Board of Directors

Norton Event Center
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408

7:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Meeting Called to Order
8:30 a.m. Adjournment



Presiding: Kristine Scott

  1.  Announcements
  2. Approve Minutes from January 16, 2018
  3. Approve support for CORE Affordable Housing Communities Program Application for Arrowhead Grove

 Group Discussion:         Advocacy Trip Effectiveness and Opportunities

Moderator:  John Mirau

Our meeting on January 23 will be dedicated to a member-only group discussion on “Advocacy Trip Effectiveness and Opportunities,” as we begin to prepare for our Sacramento trip on March 12-13 and our Washington, D.C. trip on May 20-23.  Please give some thought to our efforts and come prepared to contribute to the discussion.  We need your input!

  • How effective have our meetings and advocacy trips been?  What are some suggestions for improving our efforts?
  • Are we meeting with those who can really impact our issues and able to make things happen?  What can we do differently?
  • How can we leverage the personal contacts of our Inland Action membership?
  • How can we better utilize the lobbying professionals who are working on behalf of our member organizations?
  • Are there ways to better organize our trips, presentations, meeting schedules?
  • How beneficial are our evening events?

Future Board Meetings:

1/30/2018     Executive Committee Meeting – Executive Committee Members Only

2/06/2018     Member Only Meeting – Sacramento Issues and Committee Work

2/13/2018     Open Board Meeting in Ontario – Fontana City Manager Ken Hunt

2/20/2018     No Meeting – President’ Day Weekend

2/27/2018     Sacramento Issues Due


Special Event:

Sacramento Advocacy Trip: March 12-13, 2018