Friday, 09 June 2017
Members to Gather July 11 to Prepare for General Assembly

FSC North American Regional Member Meeting, New York City, 2017

June 9, 2017

To prepare for the 2017 FSC General Assembly in Vancouver, BC, a meeting of US-based members will be held July 11th in Minneapolis.

The meeting agenda will focus on motions submitted for the FSC General Assembly, along with decisions about priorities, chamber breakout meetings, and strategies for achieving successful outcomes.

We’ll also take the opportunity to share and update about progress made on our current strategic plan, as well as to seek recommendations for the next planning cycle (beginning in 2018).

More information about the agenda and logistics will be shared with members soon. Details about the agenda and logistics for the meeting will be distributed to those registered to attend closer to the meeting date.

To take advantage of the preferential room rate, please reserve your hotel room by June 16, in the discounted room block:

The Hotel Minneapolis Autograph Collection - $109 per night
Book Online or 612-340-2000 (M-F 9am-5pm).

Note participation in the Forest Stewardship Council Member Meeting to receive the discounted rate.

FSC General Assembly Update

As a member-led organization, the FSC General Assembly is our highest decision-making body. Convened every three years, the GA offers an opportunity for members from around the world to propose motions, gather, debate and ultimately vote on the organization’s governance, policies and changes to standards.

This year, the 8th FSC General Assembly will take place on October 8-13 in Vancouver, BC.

To learn more:
• View the promotional video and an informative video from the previous GA in Seville.
• View related news items.
• View the preliminary agenda and field trips.

Forthcoming survey on attendance and proxies
Members based in the U.S. will receive a survey via email with a request to verify whether they are attending the General Assembly, whether they are willing to serve as a proxy for those unable to attend in person, as well as a few more questions regarding membership.

For certified companies, NGOs, tribes and governments that are not currently members but are interested in having a voice in the FSC system, we encourage you to consider becoming a member in advance of the General Assembly. Read more about membership.

Observers are allowed to participate in the General Assembly, with some limitations. For example, observers can attend the conference sessions and side meetings but may not vote on motions.

Please email if you are a member but have not received any information about the General Assembly, or if you have any questions.

Visit the 2017 FSC General Assembly website for more information.