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Virtual Meetings and Emergency Operations Resources for PC/PBs
Based on discussions with Planning Council Support (PCS) staff from around the country over the last few months, Planning CHATT has developed the following resources to support planning councils/planning bodies (PC/PBs) as they set up and refine systems for conducting virtual operations and meetings.
This resource offers field-tested tips and strategies for conducting remote PC/PB meetings, and covers preparing for meetings, running meetings, and follow-up.
As most PC/PBs are holding their meetings virtually during the COVID-19 public health emergency, a basic issue is members’ varied access to devices and the internet. This resource offers tips for addressing member connectivity challenges.
As they meet and conduct planning activities remotely during the current emergency, many PC/PBs have faced challenges beyond technology and connectivity, including:
- Delayed member appointments and officer elections
- Issues reaching quorum in remote meetings
- PC/PB operations under emergency conditions
This resource explains how carefully written bylaws provisions can help to address these challenges, and provides sample bylaws provisions from PC/PBs.
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