CIC draws its strength comes from its board of dedicated professional and has attracted outstanding individuals since its inception in 2004.  As we excitedly welcome a great new crop of board members, we are also saddened by the loss of several influential and experienced board members.

One of the early movers and shakers in the field is Karen Hruby who combined her remarkable tenure on the CIC board with a demanding and challenging job at the helm of one of CIC’s most enduring members, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT).  TMT was recognized with the first Community Indicators Consortium Innovation Award in 2005 for its groundbreaking work and has influenced the field ever since.  Karen served as treasurer, vice president, president and immediate past president, and brought her experience and knowledge on governance and indicators, and her enthusiasm to bear on CIC’s evolution over the last decade.

Lyle Wray joined the CIC board in 2012 and served as vice president, president and is now immediate past president on his last year on the CIC board.  Lyle is the Executive Director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford, Connecticut and has emphasized measuring and improving public services and engaging citizens.  He is co-author, with Paul Epstein and Paul Coates, of the influential book Results that Matter – Improving Communities by Engaging Citizens, Measuring Performance and Getting Things Done.  Among his many accomplishments while on the CIC board was his work to promote the integration of community indicators and performance measures.

Christa Rust joined the CIC board in 2012 as a representative of Peg,  theWinnipeg community indicators projects run by IISD and a recipient of CIC’s Impact Award, but ends her two-term run as Program Manager with CBCRA/Recycle Everywhere.  Christa shared her knowledge of sustainability and event planning with CIC and served on multiple committee, most recently on the Nominating Committee where she helped recruit our fabulous new 2019 board members.  She played a key role in organizing the 2017 Spring Symposium in Winnipeg in 2017.

Rebecca Hefner is sad to be leaving the CIC board after just one term, but she is concerned that shifting work priorities that no longer center on indicators (Quality of Life Dashboard) at the City of Charlotte will restrict her ability to fully contribute to the board in the coming years.  Rebecca served as CIC’s outstanding treasurer in 2018 and kept the organization in line and the board fully informed.