Exciting news from the Four Corners Region: we are now the Four Corners Region! The proposal to change the boundaries of Region 7 was approved by the NAI Board of Directors this summer. Whereas our previous area went from the Northwest Territories to the Mexican border, covering over 1.6 million square miles, Region 7 is now comprised of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. With the change in shape came the change in name, so we are no longer the Rocky Mountain Region, but the Four Corners Region instead.

We bid a fond farewell to the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, Wyoming and southern Idaho, though NAI members in those states/provinces/territories are still very welcome to be members of Region 7. The many talented professionals and enthusiastic interpreters will be an asset to their new regions.

We also want to welcome those of you from Arizona! Formerly a part of Region 8, Arizona makes up the fourth corner of our Four Corners Region and we’re very excited to have all of you on board.

With the changes in boundaries going on at the same time as elections, we did not hold an election for Region officers this year. We do, however, have openings in leadership positions. If you want to be more involved in the Region or with NAI, please consider stepping up to fill one of our vacancies until elections are held again. For a list of Region positions and their job descriptions, you can visit our website here.

Before we meet at the NAI National Conference next month, I’d like to get a better idea of what you’re looking for from the Four Corners Region. Please take a (very) few minutes to answer some questions. Results of the survey will be discussed at the Region meeting during the conference, and in future newsletters. You can find the survey here.


Suzanne Zgraggen

Director, Four Corners Region

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