President's Letter

15 Dec 2022 9:30 AM | Jessie Graham (Administrator)

Dear VAGARA members,

What a terrific year 2022 has been for VAGARA!  We’ve seen membership rebound as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and we just wrapped up an amazing in-person annual conference in Virginia Beach!  It was a whirlwind of fast-paced planning to get the conference off the ground, and I’m so proud of board for putting in the hard work to make it happen.  Thanks to all who attended and those members who went the extra mile to serve as speakers.  The board appreciates your participation, and we are already looking ahead to next year’s conference.  We received a lot of great feedback from the conference surveys and will work to implement some of the ideas for 2023. 

Next year the VAGARA Nominating Committee will again form to produce a slate of nominees for the 2024-2025 VAGARA board.  This letter is your invitation to participate in a VAGARA leadership role!  If you are interested in serving on the board, please reach out to via the Contact Us form for more information on what board service entails. 

Planning for next year’s conference will also start in early 2023.  If you’re interested in serving on the conference committee, please us the Contact Us form to let us know.  Many hands make light work!

As 2022 comes to a close, I’d like to wish each of you a joyous winter season however you choose to celebrate. Seeing so many old friends and new faces at the conference has made me grateful for VAGARA and its mission to connect archives, records, and information professionals from around the state.  Together we can do great things and I’m excited to see what 2023 holds for VAGARA!  Happy New Year!

Jessie Graham

VAGARA President


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