Dear AURP Members and Colleagues,
This is a difficult message to compose. I expected my stay at AURP to be a decade or more, but opportunities often do not respect our personal timelines. My tenure at the Association has been a professional highlight--working with the world-class AURP crew and board that were open-minded and energetic about new ideas and programs that have propelled the organization forward.
The new levels of engagement and global activity contributed to some of the 'best ever' conferences these past two years, and a personal thank you to those that chaired these events and to the park leaders that hosted our new program, "Insights into Research Parks" (I2RP). What a unique and intimate visit each of them has been!
This is not au revoir
I will be back in the ranks as an active member and look forward to supporting "my tribe" at AURP in every way I can moving forward.