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Editors note: The following is a post by guest author Justin Porter who is a candidate for the COMMON Board of Directors. COMMON has survived quite well through the financial crisis—in no small part due to the dedication of its members, volunteers and staff who wish to see COMMON continue providing top quality education into […]

Ed note: The following is a post by guest author Jeff Carey who is a candidate for the COMMON Board of Directors. I’ve been a proud member of COMMON for almost 20 years now and a volunteer for about 6. Attending my first meeting in 1993 in New Orleans, I was struck with seeing a […]

Why COMMON? Because it just makes sense. COMMON offers our power community much more than a few meetings a year. I believe in and have reaped the benefits of being a member of this community for a number of years. In addition to gaining education and technical advancements I have had the great fortune to […]

Recently COMMON sent out an email blast notifying people announcing the candidates for the next board of directors election. Running for the three board positions available are … Jeff Carey Robert Krzceczowski Phil McCullough Russell Meyer As I did last year, I’ve offered each of the candidates a guest author spot on this blog. As […]

First, I’d like to say “Thank you” to David Gibbs, who kindly offered this opportunity to this year’s Board of Directors candidates. Having an open platform for all of us to share our views on COMMON can only be a benefit to the electoral process. Here we are, getting ready to celebrate COMMON’s 50th Anniversary, […]

Is COMMON relevant? COMMON today isn’t what it was a few years ago. And it certainly isn’t what it was when it started. And that’s a good thing. From a kitchen meeting in 1960, to two yearly meetings of thousands at our peak, to the current offerings of COMMON, COMMON has the one characteristic of […]

Editors note: This is the (hopefully) first in a series of posts by guest authors … all of whom are candidates for the COMMON Board of Directors. These articles will be posted in the order they are received, with no preference being given to anyone. I love the i and the Power platform and I […]

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