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ONE ITE Task Force: Mountain District Transition Proposal – comments due April 12th

ITE Members,

The ONE ITE Sub Task Force met February 22–23, in Denver, Colorado to advance the vision of a new district for ITE. The Sub Task Force is made up of nearly 20 ITE elected, legacy and active leaders representing ITE members in eight mountain states (Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah). The charge for a new district is in line with the directions provided by the International Board of Direction (IBOD) after their August 2018 meeting, requiring the creation of a new district in the West. The meeting in February was the culmination of months of input, calls, collaboration with the Western District, and feedback, resulting in a transition plan and framework for the Mountain District.

Download the transition plan here: Mountain District Transition Proposal 3-22-2019

Based in direction from the IBOD, the Mountain District will be made up of the eight mountain states previously mentioned. Local leadership from these states are committed to making this new district successful. The name Mountain District was agreed upon by local leaders because it highlights our geography and is how we refer to these states both in our own companies and how the U.S. Census Bureau defines the area. At our meeting, we spent a great deal of time discussing expanded leadership opportunities, what our membership experience should be, student and younger member needs, communication, Annual Meetings, governance, and finance. Out of those discussions, we developed both a transition plan and a transition team.

We are providing you a copy of the Mountain District Transition Plan. The plan outlines the key decisions leading to the creation of a new district in the West and builds upon the Western District transition proposal approved by its Board in January. The transition team referenced in the plan will be advancing the key topic areas noted above and developing the appropriate governance documents (bylaws), procedures, structure, and planning that will facilitate creation of the new district. Coordination with the Western District Board will be on-going as this transition advances to the International Board. We welcome any comments and feedback on this plan.

We are asking our members to review this plan and offer any comments to the ONE ITE Sub Task Force by Friday, April 12. All comments should be directed to the ONE ITE Sub Task Force chair and International Vice President, Randy McCourt ( The Sub Task Force will consider these comments before advancing a transition plan to the IBOD on April 22 for them to act upon at their May 2019 meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, during the Northeastern District Annual Meeting. More information will be highlighted in Spotlite as the transition plan progresses.


Karen Aspelin
Paul Barricklow

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