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Princeton, NJ, United States, 2010/12/10 - To better define the Chapter's area, NAFA's San Francisco Chapter has been renamed the NorCal/Northern Nevada Chapter. The Chapter comprises the northern two-thirds of California and all of the State of Nevada except for the Las Vegas area.
In a letter sent to the members of the San Francisco Chapter of NAFA, Chapter Chair Chris Burgeson, CAFM, announced that the chapter has officially changed its name to the NorCal/Northern Nevada Chapter.
The impetus for the change was a perceived disconnect between the previous chapter name, San Francisco, and the actual region covered by the chapter. NAFA defines the chapter boundaries as "the northern two-thirds of California, and all of the State of Nevada except for the Las Vegas, Nevada area". That said, the chapter board felt the chapter name should better define the region covered and not be so localized and pin-pointed.
After informally proposing the name-change idea to chapter members, the chapter conducted an official on-line survey of all chapter members. Respondents were given a chance to vote for or against the name change. All those in favor of the change were then given the choice of 5 pre-screened name choices. The survey ran for approximately 2 weeks. The name chosen by the members was NorCal-North Nevada.
The results were sent to NAFA for approval. NAFA's Chapter Governing Board, chaired by Claude Masters, CAFM, reviewed this request and unanimously approved the change with the Board of Trustees providing the final approval. The chapter unveiled the new name and revised logo at their Annual Holiday Luncheon & Crisis Care Nursery Toy Drive on December 9, 2010 in Walnut Creek, CA.
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NAFA (nafa.org) is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.