Thanks for reorganizing the Boards so that there’s some hierarchy and organization to them. I like the general grouping to make things more understandable to newbies and regulars alike (Non-regional discussions vs. USA West, East, etc.).
Some suggestions for further board ordering to consider:
Consider ordering the boards by current and potential future popularity: Many forums I visit place the most-visited / used boards at the top. In our case, it would be Regional Boards before Non-Regional, and then USA Boards before Outside the USA.
Consider renaming “Outside the USA” to be “International”. Sounds friendlier. (Eventually proper named regions would work if we had enough demand (like “Europe” “Asia”).
If you go with the “most popular” style of organization, then the Sub-Boards within each Regional Board should be organized that way (with the boards with most traction and visitors first). But if not, then Alphabetizing them might be more consistent. Right now, the Sub-Boards feel like they are randomly listed.
If you click on any Major Heading (USA West, Non-Regional, etc.), consider taking the user to a page with a list of all of the sub-boards (showing “Los Angeles” “San Francisco” etc.).