AVCP decides to have a fully virtual 2021 Annual Convention

by AVCP Staff

Today (Aug. 26th, 2021), the Association of Village Council Presidents Executive Board held a Special Meeting to discuss whether this year’s Annual Convention should remain “hybrid”, allowing delegates to either attend in-person or virtually, or if it should be changed to a completely virtual Convention. After thorough deliberation and consideration of current COVID-19 case rates in the Y-K Delta, AVCP has ultimately decided to make this year’s Annual Convention fully virtual.

According to an update from YKHC on August 25th, regional cases and communities that are experiencing community spread are steadily increasing. At this point in time, YKHC recommends no large gatherings outside of family.

AVCP’s decision to make the convention fully virtual stems from health and safety concerns for our region and our people. With YKHC’s recommendations and with the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the state, AVCP’s CEO, Vivian Korthuis states, “We do not want to add fuel to the fire. Our decision to make this year’s convention fully virtual is because we want to fight the current outbreak, not make it worse”.

We understand the importance of gathering in person and will continue to try our best to make the transition for a fully in-person convention in the future. When we all come together, it allows for better engagement and it fosters an environment for sharing great ideas and solving problems. In order to return to in-person conventions in the future, AVCP highly encourages everyone to get the vaccine.

The AVCP Virtual Convention is scheduled for September 22, 2021. More information on how to join will be sent to all attending parties. Quyana for your understanding as we navigate through this difficult time.