For those of you that attended last year’s conference, you might remember I stepped up on my off-script soap box during the Awards Luncheon and talked about the Excellence Awards. This is your chance to stand up and brag about a really cool and successful project that you did over the last year. In a couple of months, we will open nominations for the Excellence Awards to be presented at the next conference. If you have something in the works, don’t forget about it when it comes time for nominations. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s too small, too insignificant or not important enough. We would love to parade you and your team on the stage and brag about your awesome work!
On a slightly related note, I’d like to take this opportunity to give a virtual round of applause to our TAGITM Board members, past and present. Our organization has made great strides over the last few years in our growth, our relationships with other organizations and the cooperation we give and receive on a legislative level through other state agencies. While this is only the beginning, one of the biggest rewards we have seen is a huge increase in information sharing that ultimately benefits our membership. All of these benefits and value-adds come directly from the hard work that our group of volunteers does throughout the year. So, to the committee members, committee chairs and other Board members, thank you!
Thanksgiving is this week. I hope you all have a great one and remember to stop for time and remember what you’re thankful for.