In 2012 incoming President Dan Boyd stood before the membership and challenged his new board of Directors to dig deeper and increase their involvement as volunteer leaders, not only at the Chapter level but throughout the Industry. To measure the progress of this challenge, in January of 2013 Riverside County BIA Staff implemented a process to track each board members level of participation. It was decided that at the 2013 Awards and Installation Dinner a Board member or Board members would be awarded the 2013 Board Member of the Year Award according to the tracked results. In the event that there would be a tie, more than one award recipient would be presented an award. Well beyond expectations, this contest has fostered a great competition and has led to an increase in participation by the entire Board of Directors. A heated competition began to emerge, increased patterns of attendance followed and members started keeping tabs on each other. There was indeed a tie this year. Congratulations to President Dan Boyd and Board of Director Member Randy Madrid, each earned a total of 28 points.