We started off Tuesday in the best way – with another wonderful Quarterly Meeting hosted by the always-gracious folks at Urban Engineers.  We celebrated our first 2 years* with a review of all we’ve done in that short time: our Local Community of Practice and Strategic Plan; branding and the launch of our websitemembership and sponsorship growth; the contract to help with the management of PWD’s Rain Check program; the development of a GSI Operation and Maintenance Curriculum with great partners; disbursal of almost $40k inContinuing Education Grants; the launch of 4 stellar Committees; 15 successful meetings and other events; and the award of a significant 2-year grant from the William Penn Foundation.  

We had a large group forum and small group break-outs where we invited attendees to share what has been valuable so far, and what else would be valuable to them and the growth of their business.  We appreciate the many compliments and great ideas we heard.  Our Business Engagement Committee will take all these ideas and begin fleshing out content and networking for our meetings and events in 2015.
 
Click here for the slide deck with notes from the meeting.
 
Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday January 27, 2015.  We’ll get back to our usual format of GSI Partners updates, a networking activity, and a guest speaker.
 
*The Surdna Foundation provided initial funding for the GSI Partners and continue to fund our work through 2015.  We thank them for their support!