The largest representative body in our organization, the CYC Statewide Membership Council (SMC) meets regularly and is comprised of representatives from each of our county-based chapters. Every June, a statewide election is held to swear in new co chairs that run the SMC space, which keep the membership informed and up to date through regular meetings, events, and opportunities for cross regional collaboration between other chapters!
Current 2021-22 Co chairs
My vision for the SMC is to see even more member activity in the meetings. I would like to get more members to join the SMC meetings, this will really help with deep conversation with other members. As well as having more critical conversation surrounding issues that have negative impacts on foster youth.
My vision for SMC is to greatly help its causes and represent the program to the highest standard. The 3 main goals I would like to see the SMC accomplish in this new term are first that CYC staff will effectively communicate and work with members so that all agendas are met. The second goal is that SMC meetings can be well informed constantly and workable with CYC staff. The last goal is personally that SMC will be compassionate and understanding.
As SMC-Co-Chair I feel it is my responsibility to ensure the membership is engaged, As well as supporting our newer members by encouraging them into leadership goals. One main goal is helping and supporting our members as we slowly transition from a virtual to an in person meeting and conferences by seeing what support and help they need. Another major goal I have is that I will make sure every chapter has a voice and representation.