The WSLS Ad-Hoc Committee decided to extend the deadline for submitting your proposal until Friday, March 4, 2022
If you have not heard, FRT, LLC submitted notice of termination of contract at the January Board Meeting. The contact between FRT, LLC and WSLS provides for a six month notice of termination. The WSLS formed an Ad-Hoc Committee to seek a replacement. The Committee discussed issues around the position and prepared the request for proposal from anyone interested. All interested parties will be evaluated by the Committee.
Association Management Proposal
Section 1. Background
The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors is a professional association of over 1000 members, of which approximately 800 are Regular Members who are licensed to practice land surveying in Wisconsin. The other categories of membership are Fellow, Life, Associate, Affiliate, Student and Sustaining. Organized in 1952, its purposes are to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and practices, to promote professional uniformity, and to promote public faith and dependence in licensed surveyors and their work.
The Society is governed by a 17-person board of directors, consisting of one representative from each of nine chapters, Young Surveyors Network President, NSPS Director, two at-large directors, an immediate past-president, a president, a president-elect, and a treasurer. Its executive director attends all board meetings and keeps the minutes but is not a voting member of the board. The chapters represent nine loosely defined geographical areas of the state, with some overlap in the more heavily populated areas. There is no formal, legal connection between the Society and its chapters. They each have their own separate by-laws, and financial responsibilities, but all have an affiliation agreement with WSLS.
Section 2. Purpose for this Request
Frank Thousand, having served as the Society’s Executive Director for the past 12+ years, Frank has advised the board that it is time to retire. Frank is willing and able to continue in this capacity until June of 2022. While the Society board would be pleased to have a licensed surveyor handle this position, it recognizes that such an arrangement may be difficult to accomplish. The board is therefore also seeking indications of interest from professional association management firms.
Section 3. General Interests and Activities
Our Society’s main activities relate to legislative issues, continuing education, public relations and ethics and standards. We have a Government Affairs committee which works closely with our lobbyist who is on a retainer. The main event of each year is the annual three-day Institute, administered jointly by our Annual Institute Planning Committee and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In addition to the Institute, we arrange and sponsor three or four seminars each year, possibly two during March-June, one in conjunction with our July-August summer meeting and one in October.
Section 4. Typical Duties of the Executive Director
Section 5. Reference materials
As an aid in learning more about the Society’s operations, the following reference materials will be made digitally available upon request:
Section 6. Statement of Qualifications
In your statement, we would like to know what you have to offer regarding the following:
Section 7. Basis for costs
Since this request is just the first step in the selection process and is open to suggested alternatives in accomplishing the many tasks at hand, we do not expect anyone to be able to quote us a specific annual fee for services. It would be helpful and appreciated, however, if your statement would provide a general range of your fee charge for various activities, or what you currently charge others for similar services.
Section 8. Response and follow-up
We are asking for your response by March 1st, 2022. We also ask that your proposal be digital so that it may be distributed amongst our committee and board members. All proposals will be reviewed by our Ad-Hock Committee, who in turn will make its recommendations to the Society board prior to its March 12th meeting. It is anticipated there will be follow-up interviews with a handful of selected applicants. These interviews will be completed in a panel format and can be in person or virtually based on the circumstances and at the discretion of the committee.
Please return to:
Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors
Frank Thousand, Executive Director
5113 Spaanem Ave
Madison, WI 53716
Any questions, call Frank Thousand at (608) 770-9759 or email at email@example.com
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