Although the recent Council Meeting was run procedurally exactly as many Council meetings I have attended, I did notice some very importanct differences.

When the AICPA Spring Meeting Of Council is held in Washington, you expect political advocacy topics to be the bulk of the agenda. But this year, unlike past years, virtually all of the attending Council members seemed very comfortable with it. In talking to some of the Council members, I found they had a deep understanding of the importance that political advocacy plays at both the federal and at the state level. That appreciation was not as widespread years ago.

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