Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, CAP Board of Governors chairman, discusses the board Governance Committee's recommendations in April.
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors will present the organization's new internal governance structure Aug. 24 during CAP's National Board and Annual Conference in Baltimore.
A summary report will be posted that day on CAP VolunteerNow and linked via CAP's Facebook and Twitter (@CivilAirPatrol) accounts.
In keeping with National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr’s commitment to members that they will be kept abreast of all news and information pertaining to CAP’s governance, additional postings will appear on these sites throughout the implementation process to ensure members nationwide are kept fully informed.
During a special meeting April 22-23 in Washington, D.C., the Board of Governors reviewed more than 40 recommended changes in governance endorsed by the board’s Governance Committee.
“The recommendations made by the BoG Governance Committee model best practices in governance and will better define the roles of the Board of Governors, National Board and National Executive Committee,” said Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, Board of Governors chairman. “I have been affiliated with the CAP governance structure for three decades, and I feel strongly the modifications we’re implementing will significantly enhance the way in which CAP is governed by the BoG and led by our volunteer national leadership.”
The board’s recommendations were recently presented to key leaders at the Pentagon, including the secretary of the Air Force, and Air Force leadership has endorsed the changes.
The Board of Governors formed the BoG Governance Committee after receiving an internal governance report from a CAP Governance Committee consisting of volunteer leaders, as well as an external governance study conducted by BoardSource, a nonprofit organization based in Washington. Both reports addressed longstanding governance issues and included recommendations designed to ensure best practices in the organization’s governance structure.