A preliminary list of 2017 meeting dates and location is provided below; however, some are subject to change. NLC will communicate the 2017 meeting dates, times, and locations when finalized. Officers and board members are expected to attend the meetings as outlined below.

NLC 2017 Board Meetings

January 4-7, 2017 Executive Committee Retreat: This planning meeting for the Executive Committee only is to define the leadership direction for the year, set the overall framework for federal advocacy and determine other annual strategic plan priorities. The meeting generally runs for approximately one and a half days beginning Thursday evening and concluding Saturday afternoon. (Dates are subject to change. Location to be determined.)

March 11-15, 2017 Board Meeting: Held at the beginning of the Congressional City Conference in Washington, DC, this meeting is held to continue refining the advocacy strategy for the year based on the established priorities and to continue defining leadership roles in carrying out that strategy. (Dates and location are final.)

June 12-14 2017 Board Meeting: This meeting is generally held during June or July, and runs one to one-and-a-half days. At the summer meeting, the Board reviews progress on the advocacy priorities, helps shape work on other NLC issues and priorities, and as needed, considers federal policy issues referred by the seven Advocacy committees that require immediate action. This free-standing summer Board meeting also allows a mid-term review of progress under the NLC Strategic Plan, and provides the best opportunity for exploring selected issues in depth. (Dates are subject to change. Location to be determined.)

November 15-18, 2017 Board Meeting: This meeting, held at the beginning of the annual conference, concludes the NLC governance year. (The 2017 conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.) At the November meeting, the Board reviews the major accomplishments under the NLC Strategic Plan for the year and discusses any national policy issues requiring Board action before the Annual Business Meeting. (Dates and location of the conference are final. Exact board meeting days and times are to be determined.)

Travel Expenses

Board members are expected to cover their travel and hotel costs for the Board meetings. NLC pays the cost of group meals during the Board meetings. For the two meetings held in conjunction with annual conferences, Board members are expected to pay their own conference registration.


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