It is October 28, and I am at the airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana, having just finished up the UTC Region 4 meeting. Besides being the last day of my "UTC fall conference tour" (10 meetings in eight weeks), it is also my youngest daughter's birthday and my husband's birthday.  My youngest turns five, and my husband 46. You can imagine what I have in store over the weekend, especially leading up to Halloween on Monday! I love this day for obvious reasons, but also because it kicks off the holiday season. It is pure coincidence that the UTC fall meetings end on this special day. In looking back over the few weeks since last I wrote, a lot has happened. I have attended Region 8's...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's now mid-October and I just finished attending the Region 8 (Rocky Mountain) Technical Conference. I started my job at UTC on April 26. Interestingly, my first trip with UTC was at the annual conference in early May, which was also in Denver. So, the Mile High City bookends, almost to the day, my first six months at UTC. Not sure what that means exactly, but I do know time has flown by and a lot has happened at UTC. While I will do a more in-depth review of what we have been up to in the blog following our November Board of Directors meeting, here is a little preview: developed and finalized the UTC FY 2017 budget drafted a strategic membership plan (to be...