VASBO PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Greetings VASBO Members:

I am honored to have been elected as President of the Virginia Association of School Business Officials (VASBO) during our first ever virtual spring business meeting. VASBO has a lot to be thankful for – I am thankful to the VASBO leadership team, to the prior leaders of this great organization and all of the membership. As we navigate through the interesting times we are currently faced with we will have to work together to find ways to adjust and adapt to new situations we are faced with. The theme for this year will be “Riding the Wave of Change”.

Over the next year there will be some changes in the format of our conferences and overall VASBO operations. We have listened, for a number of years, to the desire to modify our conference schedule from 3 conferences a year to 2. For this reason, it is our plan to not have a fall 2020 conference. In its place we will be establishing a working group to begin working on the development of some resources, presentations and guides to help support the professional development of our members. Another exciting change that VASBO members will benefit from is the start of a new full time executive director, Brandon Monk, and his team at Naming Your Brand. 

I look forward to working with our membership and management team over the coming year to promote the profession of school business officials throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We look forward to seeing you at the winter conference in Richmond and spring conference in Virginia Beach. Thank you for the opportunity to lead this great organization and we will ride the wave of change in 2020-2021.

Respectfully,

Christina P. Berta, MBA, SFO

VASBO President                                                                                                                                                                                                           2020-2021