The AMTE Board is always working behind the scenes to keep our organization functioning and moving forward. Much of the Board’s focus over the last couple of months was on working through the details of our first-ever virtual conference, preparing the annual report, and finalizing our long-term goals document. With a successful conference behind us, AMTE as an organization is now getting ready to kick off another year of activity.
For those of you who were able to attend the Annual Conference, we hope that you found it to be a wonderful opportunity to meet new and reconnect with colleagues and to engage in quality professional development. The leadership also used it as an opportunity to strategically plan for next year, with many divisions and committees holding meetings around the conference to transition their work and consider the tasks they will take on in the coming months. The AMTE Board also transitions its membership at the time of the conference, and would like to thank outgoing Board member Christa Jackson for her service. We also welcome incoming Board member Farshid Safi (Member-at-Large). All of the Board members are listed on the Leadership page of the AMTE Website.
The 2020 Annual Report is now posted on the AMTE website. We encourage you to read this document, which highlights activities and accomplishments across AMTE. We have also made available AMTE’s first ever Long-Term Goals Document that outlines our goals for the next several years. Over the coming months, the Board and each Division will be considering how their work this year might support these goals.
Since we are an all-volunteer organization, the success of AMTE depends upon its members. We invite all of our members to consider what role they might take on within the organization. Many members begin their service to AMTE by serving as a proposal reviewer for the annual conference (watch for the call this spring!). There are also opportunities to serve on AMTE Committees. The volunteer form is always open, so please use it to communicate your interests related to serving AMTE. Note that committee assignments are made in the fall of each year, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t hear back right away. Additionally, we often receive more volunteers than we need in a given year, so if you were not selected once, please volunteer again!
I hope each of you is doing well in these difficult times. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with any questions and/or comments (email@example.com).