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Members Present:  Mary Hennings, Jay Spitulnik, Danny Sands, Mary Quilty, Eric Bersh (excused early), Matthew Holt (briefly), Liz Boehm, Brenda Merriweather, Dan Hapern-Ruder, Vera Rulon John Grohol

Guests/Ex Officio: None

Welcome: Mary H

Goodbye to Matthew Holt: Vote

  • Resolution approved unanimously

Approve February minutes

  • Jay, Daniel. Approved unanimously

Review/Approve monthly report

  • Review of monies alloted to Geri Lynn for Chicago meetups

Foundation team findings: Discussion

  • Liz reviews the Powerpoint proposal coming out of the 30 interviews that were conducted
  • Two potential approaches emerged: measuring current participatory practices against outcomes or introudcing a new skill/tool and assesing impact
  • Two persistent questions arose: scope and timeline
  • Timelines and stake-in-ground discussions by next meeting were seen as urgent to unblock progress
  • Meeting dates changed to accelerate work – April 16 and May 25. Key actions include refining PM’s definition, outlining pilot options, assigning accountabilities to inform strategic path choices at next board meeting

Other business

  • None

Adjourned at  7:30 p.m. EDT.  Next meeting: April 23, 2024, 6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

Respectfully submitted,

Eric N Bersh, SPM Board Secretary