CA held its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the quarterly board meeting March 23 in Bloomington, MN, electing a new president and recognizing longtime retiring president Wayne Nelson.

Nelson, of Winner, SD, has served on the CA board for 27 years, serving as president since 1992. Patty Strickland, a 32-year employee of CA, was elected the new CA President.

In other business, CA members adopted new resolutions for 2013. In addition, CA Vice President Ben Schierer reported on current legislative activities including initiatives relating to affordable health care, small business tax policy and immigration reform.

Click to read CA’s 2013 Legislative Priorities.