The West Houston Association kicked off 2023 with three internally focused events in January. Our Board of Directors gathered on the 12th for their Strategic Planning Session followed by our Committee Leadership Breakfast on the 18th, and a WHA Membership Committee on the 20th.
Our Board Strategic Planning Meeting provided the opportunity for board members to put regular business aside and take some time to focus on the future of our organization. The meeting was centered around two important questions: “Who are we?” and “Where are we going?” Such reflective and thoughtful questions made way for board members to share their personal and professional experiences with the region and their involvement with the association over the years. This insight gave clarity and direction to the association for the years to come.
This month’s Committee Leadership Breakfast served as an opportunity for the Chair’s and Vice Chairs of our nine committees to come together and strategize a plan for their own committees as well as identify future opportunities to work together. The topic of cross-cutting issues that impact the work of multiple committees was a strong topic of interest. There was also a discussion regarding how to address updates to the West Houston 2060 Plan over the next two years to better reflect current and future challenges. Lastly, to further facilitate collaboration and ensure that information is being shared across committees, our committee leadership made the decision to meet quarterly moving forward.
Our Membership Committee held a strategic discussion of its own focused on the outcomes of the Board Discussion’s on membership from early January. The committee talked about the past, present, and future of the association’s membership and what voices should be at the table.
We’re about one month into 2023 and we’ve already been planning an array of forums that highlight different challenges across the GWH region and how we can begin to address them. We look forward to another year of leading the quality of growth in West Houston!