MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — At the December 7th meeting, Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors received an external governance study report submitted by BoardSource, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The report includes recommendations designed to ensure best practices in the organization’s governance structure. BoardSource was selected to conduct the study based on its extensive expertise in defining nonprofit governance practices, including governance structures, board/staff partnerships and current and evolving trends. BoardSource’s research included interviews with board members, National Headquarters staff, volunteer leaders and selected wing and region commanders. The research also included surveys of CAP members. The BoardSource study fully complements the internal study that was done by the CAP Governance Committee.
CAP Brig Gen Richard Anderson, Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Maj Gen Chuck Carr, CAP National Commander, issued the following joint statement after the meeting: “The study's purpose is to help strengthen CAP’s governance and ensure that our governance structure is consistent with best practices in other nonprofit public service organizations. The comprehensive recommendations made by BoardSource will be thoroughly studied by the Board of Governors and CAP’s leadership before any changes are made,” they stated, adding, “CAP leaders will be involved in the process every step of the way.”
Anderson and Carr concluded with, "The BoG will provide regular updates as the review process progresses."