In a previous blog post I answered the “why” about the changes happening. Here I want to briefly review the “what?"
The best brief statements on the “what” of regionalization are those by the presidents of our three districts when they announced the unanimous decisions of each board to recommend the creation of a regional level governance structure and discontinue district-level governance. These three come from Rev. Brian Covell (Central Midwest), Amy Taylor (Heartland), and Kathy Burek (Prairie Star):
The decision had been made already to create a unified program/administrative structure to be fully functional by July 2013. The boards have each voted unanimously to propose to the district assemblies that we create a regional governance structure on the same time-line.