Pictured from left to right: Bob Banner, Stuart Fenton, Liisa Morley, Izabela Babinska, Nikki Devitt, Brian Kasiborski, Hugh Conklin, Kirstyn Horan, Jane Millar
On Monday, February 17, 2020, Northern Community Mediation (NCM) held its annual Board Retreat from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Stiggs Brewing in Boyne City. President Bob Banner introduced new board member Emily Hoffman, which was followed by a review of the Mission and Vision Statements, as well as a reflection on the 2019 year, which was a good one for NCM.
The Board members then took the time to complete a self-evaluation, This tool provided insight into the expertise and interests of each of the Board members, which created an enhanced knowledge of the resources available within the group. A review of the Board Governance Policies revealed the need for some revisions. A considerable amount of time was spent on finances due to the fact that the state funding for 2020 was approximately $10,000 less than in 2019. A third significant focus of the retreat related to the strategic plan, which is available on the NCM website under the drop-down titled NCM documents.