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Strategic Plan Update Is Underway

The IACLEA Strategic Planning Task Force has begun its work to prepare a new Association Strategic Plan, building on the goals of the previous plan and in sync with the findings of the member needs survey conducted in November 2019. The Task Force will release its findings to the full membership at the Annual Conference & Exposition in June.

The plan will lay out IACLEA’s core purpose and vision and values statements, as well as strategic goals and specific initiatives to achieve those goals. Among the core areas of focus for the new strategic plan will be membership development, education and training, accreditation, and research.  The new plan will identify core initiatives in support of strategic goals, while identifying the leaders for such initiatives, to include the board of directors, officers, IACLEA committees, and staff. 

The plan will serve as the roadmap for the Board to govern the Association, guiding priorities, program development, and membership expansion, during this period of the Association’s growth. It will also identify timelines, and key performance benchmarks for the Association’s core work and align resources to priority tasks.

Thank you to all Task Force members, who are working with Executive Director John Bernhards on this important endeavor: 

Malcolm Dawson, Board Director

John DeAngelis, Membership Committee Chair

Lewis Eakins, Education and Learning Committee Chair

Eric Heath, President-elect

Jessica Luedtke, Accreditation Commission Chair

Eric Plummer, Domestic Preparedness Committee Chair

Dan Sarrasin, Canadian representative

John Vinson, President and Task Force Chair

Aerin Washington-Ritch, Future Leaders in Public Safety Co-chair


If you have feedback for the Strategic Planning Task Force, please send it to, and it will be shared with the Task Force members.


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