State Committee meetings are an excellent opportunity for long-term planning, training, and getting actual work done implementing proposals we have already based. We shouldn't necessarily spend the bulk of the day discussing new proposals just because we could. By taking on less, we could make more progress on those we do take on. In addition, if the proposed project is an important priority, then so is the follow through, and the best person to ensure follow through occurs is the person for whom this project is their highest priority.
(1) This proposal asks state committee representatives to prioritize their many good ideas by choosing the one proposal they believe most important to put forward for adoption, and by increasing the commitment required of the proposal sponsor.
(2) No one may be lead sponsor for more than one proposal per meeting. That person -- the lead sponsor for the proposal --- also agrees to become the 'project shepherd' should the proposal pass.
(3) the Project shepherd becomes the contact person for all the committees involved in the project, including ad com, helping them keep track of progress (or lack thereof) and upcoming deadlines and milestones. One of the milestones should be date for conclusion of the project.
(4) the project shepherd reports back to the next state committee meeting in advance in writing on the actions that have occured implementing the proposal and the current state of the project. Time will be set aside for discussion on the status of each adopted proposal.