Greetings to the Assembly.
Due to RL concerns and a restructuring of the government’s priorities for the region, I am announcing the following changes:
Ministers @maluhia, @Griffindor, and @Pronoun will be stepping down from their current posts. I’d like to thank them for their service and their dedication to the Cabinet and the Coalition over the past few months, and wish them all the best in their future roles, whatever they may be.
I am nominating @HumanSanity to serve as Minister of Regional Affairs, reviving the title and merging the former ministries of Culture and Engagement back into one. They will be continuing the mentorship program as started by Minister Griffindor, as well as spearheading a more regular schedule of culture events both on the forums and on the RMB. To the latter point, we intend to form a task force to handle the gap left by the dissolution of the Local Council, so stand by for further details.
I am also nominating @Amerion as Minister of Foreign Affairs. While not as prominent in the Coalition these days, their dedication to our government is steadfast, and I hope to have their skills and advice in any other FA situations that might emerge during the term that I might not be experienced enough to deal with.
My agenda for the rest of the term can be easily summarized by a simple phrase: looking inward. Our integration needs heavy work, our activity needs a shock to the heart, we will be looking into possible recruitment avenues in light of the loss of half of our spawns with the Frontiers update, and we continue to need to grapple with the state of our community, and have a frank and thorough discussion about what our culture and values currently are, what we want them to be, and how we get there.
Until then, we’ll continue to keep working. We are standing by for any questions. Pending no objections, I intend to move both of these nominations to vote together.