On Thursday, August 2, 2012, the All-American Council Management Team, the members of which were appointed by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, met to begin planning the 17th All-American Council.
Chairing the meeting was His Grace, Bishop Michael, Temporary Administrator of the Orthodox Church in America.
Archpriest Myron D. Manzuk, Council Manager, and Mr. Peter Ilchuk, Council Logistic Manager, discussed a variety of organizational requirements generally involved in planning a Council. Also present were Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor; Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary; and Ms. Melanie Ringa, Treasurer. Reviewed and discussed were the unique factors required of a special All-American Electoral Council, as well as financial and economic implications.
Also participating in the meeting were representatives of Conference Direct, a conference planning company that has assisted the OCA in selecting locations and venues for the last six All-American Councils.
A list of major cities across North America will be explored and presented to the members of the Holy Synod, who will meet in a special session in Detroit later this month to consider the dates and location of the Council.
Additional information will be forthcoming as received.