Updates for ACR Members from President Julie Yamaka

Several announcements and acknowledgments in advance of the upcoming summer conference:
● ACR Vice President John Martinez (NM) is hard at work updating the State and Federal Survey with the new details and figures you all have provided to him. Please contact John right away at john.martinez4@state.nm.us if you haven’t yet provided your state’s updates, or if you only completed one of the two
surveys. Thomson Reuters West has once again generously offered to do the printing for the biennial Survey. They and John are working to meet the deadline to have the new 2010-2011 Survey printed in time to distribute at the Summer Conference.
● Don’t forget to get your Colborn Award nominations in. Use the Nomination Packet and Nomination Form found online at:
http://www.administrativerules.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93:acr-colborn-award&catid=43:acr-colborn-award&Itemid=56
The 2010 Awards Committee, Jane Chaffin, Chair (VA), Molly Masich (NC) and Scott Eaton (NH) are accepting nominations through Friday, June 11.
● Secretary Al Jaeger (ND), NASS’ liaison to ACR this year, has written a lovely letter to the Secretaries of State and Division Directors who oversee the states’ administrative rule filing, publishing and review functions, encouraging them to send their staff to the NASS/ACR Summer Conference. Those letters went out in April.
Here’s a link to a copy of it:
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/transfer/jaeger.pdf Thank you to Secretary Jaeger for doing this on our behalf.
The Program Committee, Emily Caudill, Chair (KY), Elizabeth Palen (VA) and Debbie Ritzko (NY) assembled an action-packed agenda for ACR’s summer conference in Providence, R.I. Please view it at:
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/transfer/acragenda.pdf or on the ACR Website at: http://www.administrativerules.org/
Thank you for the time and effort that went into putting together this agenda for us.
● Go on-line to the NASS website at: http://nass.orgto register by June 16 in order to get the early registration price and to reserve a hotel room at the NASS Conference rate.
● Wolters Kluwer Lois Law will be sponsoring ACR’s A/V and Internet set-up, and our afternoon breaks in Providence. Thank you to Wolters Kluwer and to Sue Rogers for arranging this with NASS and the ACR Program Committee.
● LexisNexis is sponsoring a dinner for ACR attendees on Saturday evening, July 17 at 7:30, following the NASS Welcoming Reception. Thank you to LexisNexis and to Leslie Ostrander of LexisNexis for putting thistogether. Please watch the listserv for additionaldetails, and to respond to Leslie when she requests attendance numbers.
Please don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions.

ACR President Seeks Input

It hardly seems possible, but 2010 is just around the corner and ACR conference planning has already begun.
I am very happy to report that Emily Caudill (KY) has agreed to be program chair for the 2010 Summer Conference. Rounding out the program committee are Elizabeth Palin (VA) and Debbie Ritzko (NY). I wantto thank Emily, Elizabeth and Debbie for agreeing to take on this project!
They have been pouring over the 2009 conference program evaluations and are excited about putting together the best summer program possible. Please feel free to contact any of them with program ideas or suggestions.
Before we get to the Summer Conference, however, we’ll have the winter meeting in Washington DC, January 28 – February 1, 2010. Please feel free to contact me if you have any session ideas for the winter meeting.
The 2010 Awards Committee will be chaired by Jane Chaffin (VA), Jane, who is Registrar of Regulations forthe Virginia Code Commission, along with the Virginia Division of Legislative Services, were the winners of the 2009 Colborn Award. Assisting Jane on the 2010 Awards Committee will be Candy Herring (CO) and Molly Masich (NC). Thank you to Jane, Candy and Molly for agreeing to be next year’s Awards Committee! Now I need all of you to think about the 2010 Colborn Award possibilities now so that you’ll be ready with your nominations when they solicit ACR for those in the spring.
Finally, to all of ACR, I’d like to know what your 2010 looks like. Please respond directly to me at:
julie.a.yamaka@state.or.us and let me know if you are planning to attend either the Winter Meeting in Washington DC, or the Summer Conference in Providen
ce, Rhode Island or both.
Julie Yamaka, ACR President