When I think of MMCA, the first words that come to mind are passion, commitment and courage. Having led this organization for the past eight (8) years, I have seen us evolve and change with the times, but one thing remains the same, PASSION. It is a very exciting time right now as the ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum, and there has been growth in every area of the organization: educational programs, staff and most importantly the benefits to members.
The board of MMCA is an esteemed group of accomplished professionals representing several distinct areas of construction and supporting services. The board feels a calling to function as a best-practice board, representing the sector and our members, so there is a lot of attention to input and processes and supporting our staff with a clear vision.
In 2017, the board set our strategic direction for the near future by defining organizational objectives. We will expand educations programs, explore innovative topics with our programming, and continue to amplify our nonprofit resources. We look to convene nonprofits, businesses and the community to share knowledge and foster unity and collective action. And we will expand our support of the sector by promoting the voice of local organizations on issues important to diverse businesses. Ensuring the value of member benefits, enhancing member satisfaction and increasing diversity in our membership base will always be the underlying goal of our daily operations.
To achieve results, we need all the available strengths of our members and partners as these strengths are the true opportunities. I believe that we have the vision of what we are capable of becoming as a membership organization and my goal as board president is to keep us loyal to that vision. Thank you for your part in our vision for the diverse construction community in the Charlotte Metro Area, and I can’t wait to see what we will achieve together.
President, Metrolina Minority Contractors Association