Much has been written, spoken, and shared regarding the upcoming resolution to be voted on by delegates from the Central Midwest, Heartland, and Prairie Star districts. To review some of those documents, or to view the PowerPoint "Creating the MidAmerica Region" go to: http://www.midamericauua.org/regionalization. At our April 2013 conventions and assemblies, delegates will decide regarding creating a MidAmerica Region in the UUA.
Rev. Erik David Carlson, Central Midwest: In the last two years that I have served on the UUA Board of Trustees and the Central Midwest District Board of Trustees, we have begun work towards two unique but related shifts in the way our governance works. The first is the change of the makeup of the UUA Board of Trustees, replacing representation from each district with elected at-large trustees, effectively reducing the size of the Board while at the same time attempting to create more diversity within our Association’s leadership. The resolution that changes the makeup of the UUA Board was passed at GA 2011 and the change begins to take effect at the end of June of this year.