Dear FIRST Chesapeake Teams and Volunteers,

Thank you to all of the FRC mentors who submitted applications for the FIRST Chesapeake Team Advisory FRC Committee. After careful consideration, the following FRC team mentors have been offered a seat on the committee for the 2020-2021 season:

  • Brian Pace (team #1262)
  • Paul Rodi (team #6334)
  • Josh Smith (team #1629)

The FRC Team Advisory Committee provides insight and suggestions to FIRST Chesapeake on the needs, interests, and concerns of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams in our District. The Committee provides solicited input on topics, acts as advocates for FRC teams and mentors, and offers opinions on how decisions affect FRC teams. FIRST Chesapeake staff and the board are very much looking forward to continuing to work with this committee to improve the team experience. As a mentor or team member, we encourage you to reach out to your TAC contacts with ideas and concerns.

We also want to recognize the FRC TAC members who are rolling off the 2019-2020 committee- Gail Drake, Ken Lesley, David Shotwell and Josh Hinebaugh. We are grateful for their dedication and willingness to share their vast knowledge of all things FRC during a particularly challenging season.  Please join me in thanking all of these individuals for volunteering their time and expertise to help give a greater voice to the FIRST Chesapeake teams and mentors.

Leighann Scott Boland

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