SAA Council Reviews Strategic Plan, Sections Structure, Annual Reports

November 10, 2022—At its November 1, 3, 2022, virtual meeting, the SAA Council:

  • Discussed a comprehensive timeline for planning and implementing changes to the current Section structure, including conducting an all-member survey on Section engagement and priorities. The Council will next seek broad feedback through dedicated discussions on section structures – all members are strongly encouraged to share their input!  (V.B.)

  • Reviewed the SAA Strategic Plan, with focus on activities designated for fiscal years 2022 and 2023; the president, vice president, and executive director will determine “lead coordinators” for each task and Council liaisons will connect with their groups accordingly. (III.B.)

  • Responded to a proposal from the Standards Committee to seek grants to support long-term development of SAA standards, noting critical questions for the committee to consider as they continue to research possibilities. (V.C.)

  • Reviewed annual reports from appointed groups, section steering committees, and staff. Members are encouraged to read these reports, as they contain a great deal of information about SAA’s activities and functions.  (VI.A.-VI.T.)

View the agenda and materials from the November 2022 meeting here.

If you have questions about these Council actions, contact SAA President Terry Baxter ( or Executive Director Jacqualine Price Osafo ( Comprehensive minutes of the November meeting will be available soon via the SAA website

The next Council meeting will be held in February 2023. If you’d like to have an item considered for inclusion on the next agenda, please send to Baxter and/or Price Osafo by January 10, 2023.