In January, PSR-LA staff held a retreat to refine and articulate our core programs, goals and objectives for the coming year. After two days of facilitated discussion, a new organizational mission statement and specific goals and objectives for the next 18 months were articulated. Staff also decided to propose forming two board of directors committees to better organize the program areas. These two committees are dubbed “The Lasting Global Security Committee” and “The Public Health and Environmental Justice Committee.” The proposals were subsequently approved by the board of directors in January 2003 and have now been adopted officially by PSR-LA. So without further delay, PSR-LA presents to its member the new mission statement, and the current goals and objectives of each committee for the coming years.