At the 2015 Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) Leadership Summit Nancy LeaMond laid out the new vision for CSN. Leamond is AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer for the new CSN group. CSN is the new moniker for the "old" State & National Group.
During the conference that included AARP State Directors and Volunteer State Presidents, LeaMonda said:
“Community, State & National Affairs is the primary engine for social change at AARP. Our mission is to make life better for people as they age. We serve our members and all 50+ by responding to their needs in the areas of health security, financial resilience and personal enrichment. We build relevance for AARP by driving an impact agenda that improves lives, deepens relationships with key audiences, and strengthens communities.
And we have three special roles:
1. To be the most successful advocate – federal, state and local - on behalf of 50-plus Americans
2. To positively influence how major institutions respond to an aging society
3. And to help Americans 50+ navigate life’s transitions with education and programs, delivered to them in the communities where they live.”