Posted on May 03, 2017
The MHA is evaluating its current committees, councils and task forces and is assessing organizational needs for the upcoming program year. As part of this process, the association is accepting nominations for positions on these groups.
This system of membership input was implemented as a vehicle for MHA members to effectively influence and participate in the policymaking decisions of the association. MHA-member committees, councils and task forces and their respective charges for the 2017-2018 program year are available on the MHA website
Each committee, council and task force has a very specific purpose. The MHA committees focus primarily on programmatic issues; councils are established to explore and examine issues unique to specific constituency groups within the membership; and task forces work primarily on a single issue, generally over a short time period. Ad hoc groups convene as circumstances warrant or input is required.
Representatives of MHA-member organizations who would like to serve on an MHA committee, council or task force should submit an electronic MHA “Request-to-Serve” Nomination form. Those who are currently serving on an MHA committee, council or task force will need to complete the form to ensure consideration for the new program year. To assist the association in developing recommendations, nomination forms must be submitted by June 9.
Membership on MHA committees, councils and task forces is determined by many factors, including issue expertise, membership geographic representation, and the size and type of the organization. The MHA makes every attempt to rotate representation and to be certain that new and interested members have the opportunity to serve.
Some of the groups listed are accepting only a limited number of appointments; however, those who are interested in serving on one of them should submit a form in the event an opening becomes available.
Members are encouraged to contact Clark Ballard or Andrea Duguay at the MHA if they believe an issue requires membership attention and is not addressed by one of the current groups. Questions about the decision-making or appointment processes at the MHA should also be directed to them.
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