!997 to 2020 is a long time. Things change. In the beginning, it was likely a bit simpler. Twenty-plus years after the incorporation we have lost several old-timers and gained a high number of new members. The challenges are more complex today. Our community needs to be in a position to change with the times and to be proactive in our decision-making. We need to know where we are going.
In 2017 a survey was taken to get a sense of what the majority of the community valued. It is only when JBMI defines it identity and acts and governs in ways to protect that identity, will the moorage consistently attract like-minded buyers and new members and thus further solidify the community. Perhaps now would be a good time for the community to decide together what our mission is and what is the collective vision for the JBMI five to ten years from now? And importantly, what do we really value? These are the things leadership needs to know in order to move the moorage in that direction. We are going to end up somewhere regardless, so maybe my working together, we can get to somewhere we envisioned.