Five-Year Strategic Plan Review: How to Increase Support for JNA

In 2018, JNA successfully undertook a well-attended Retreat & Visioning Exercise, moderated by Dr. Claire Nelson of the Institute of Caribbean Studies. That Exercise ultimately resulted in two major documents, shepherded by Doreen Thompson, Esq:

  1. A Five-Year (2018-2023) Strategic Plan, and
  2. A major update to JNA’s Bylaws.

Both documents required the steadfast commitment of many JNA volunteers who gave up numerous subsequent Saturdays to get them done. We are grateful for their contributions.

What will happen on May 31st?
The 2018-2023 Five-Year Plan requires JNA to conduct a review every two years and update the plan as necessary. The two-year review is scheduled for May 31, 2020 at 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. Its primary focus will be How can JNA increase its membership and level of support among the approx. 50,000 persons of Jamaican heritage in the DMV. What must JNA do better to increase its outreach?

The May 31st Review will also address items postponed from the last review’s recommendations, such as: Should there be changes to JNA’s branding (name, logo, tagline) to increase its outreach? Should there be changes to JNA’s mission and how it meets its goals to increase its outreach?

How can you participate?
To prepare, please read the Five Year Review document sent to all JNA members during the week of May 11th. Because of social distancing, the May 31st Review will be conducted by teleconference. You can participate in two ways:

  1. Call in 
    Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
    Time: 3:30 pm-5:30pm EST
    The teleconference information is: 712-775-7031; Access Code: 830-616.
  2. Email feedback to so that they may be shared on the teleconference call. We will, however, keep the record open until June 7, 2020 for comments.

Comment Deadlines: Call-in on May 31. Written by June 7.

This event is being managed by JNA’s Advisory Council.

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