2007-2008 Strategic Plan

#1) Increase Legislative Program Effectiveness Strategies

  • Identify regional representatives to be conduits
  • Create talking points (ongoing)
  • Link on website to elected officials
  • Find legislative co-chair

#2) Website Enhancements

  • Members only section
  • Directory
  • List serves & forums
  • Legislative links
  • Online registration & dues payments
  • Article archive from magazine
  • Electronic clipping service
  • Featured fire/member update

#3) Association & Board Structure

  1. Task force to evaluate officer and board structure; consider using WEM Districts
  2. Evaluate committee structure
  3. Evaluate use of retirees and past presidents
  4. State/industry rep list

#4) Increase Membership (this is the result of the goal)

  • Evaluate corporate membership & tiered structure
  • Expand member benefits
  • Insurance
  • Preferred providers/affinity
  • Free “trial” membership
  • Grant writing resource
  • Be the central umbrella organization

#5) Expand Educational Offerings

  • Create Education/Conference Committee with 1st VP to serve as chair
  • Invite Administrative Assistants to be more involved in committees and conferences
  • More opportunities for volunteer departments
  • Tracks at conference
  • New programs in more locations
  • Grant writing & fundraising seminar