An Open Letter to WMA 2022 Volunteers


Dear WMA 2022 Annual Meeting Volunteers,

On behalf of the Western Museums Association (WMA) Board of Directors, staff, and members, I want to thank you for your work as a volunteer at the WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in Portland. WMA’s Annual Meeting provides museum professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from others across the Western region and beyond. Without you, the volunteers, this would not be possible.

After years a part, this year’s Annual Meeting looked and felt different; and your volunteerism was integral to its success. You helped WMA to create a more positive, inclusive, and participatory place where more than 400 attendees could safely foster meaningful experiences and interactions. Whether it was creating registration packets, checking in attendees at the registration desk, answering questions, displaying signage, helping with the Silent Auction event, or the many other areas you assisted with, your work was laudable.

Throughout and after the conference, we received many compliments about the courteous and accommodating WMA volunteers. Your contribution of time and hard work is greatly appreciated by us all and will have an impact on WMA’s Annual Meetings for many years to come.

THANK YOU for going above and beyond to help make the 2022 Annual Meeting a resounding success!

Yours in museums,

Jason B. Jones

Executive Director

Western Museums Association