2016 was a great year for the Council! You can see the full annual report here.
You will see that we finished the year ahead of budget, membership is growing modestly, expenses went down versus last year, and leaders and staff have been good stewards of your dues dollars with no national dues increases for several years now. We've also managed to take on new programming. Our Chapter to Network program was approved and launched, we went global in Brazil, and launched a new member benefits program. We saw growth in the PMN designation, social media presence, and our leadership presence in the NAR via key positions and RPAC investments. Your national leadership and 8-person staff work hand-in-hand to offer value to your membership through the largest Chapter/Network infrastructure in the NAR family. Tangible benefits include a first-class website, innovative national meetings, the member referral directory, member benefits program, and timely tools and information. But the intangible benefits cannot be overlooked and can be viewed in the attached member video.
2016 was a great year, and as your Treasurer, I'm excited at the opportunities in 2017 and I look forward to building on the momentum of the Council, while being good stewards of your dollars.