The MNRS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee are pleased to open the Nominations for leadership opportunities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 30, 2022, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Each year MNRS asks its members to nominate individuals for positions of volunteer leadership. As a member-driven organization, our nomination and election process is essential to the ongoing vitality and viability of the organization. It is for this reason that we look to the MNRS members to provide us with qualified candidates to be considered to serve.

Below you will find information regarding the open position on the MNRS Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. MNRS is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors Treasurer position, two (2) Board Member-at-Large positions, and two (2) Nominating Committee members. These terms for these positions will begin at the 2023 MNRS Annual Research Conference.

If, after reading the descriptions below, you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, simply click on the button and fill out the form. You will need your MNRS login credentials. If you have any questions, please reach out to the MNRS Executive Office at info@mnrs.org

TREASURER [OFFICER]

The Treasurer shall have the following QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Holds an active membership in MNRS and is a member in good standing.
  • Is elected by the membership.

The Treasurer shall have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Serves as a committee liaison as determined by the President.
  • Review the monthly financials of the association and lead financial discussions.

The MNRS Board of Directors shall have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the association based on the overall mission of MNRS.
  • Updates and approves strategic plans.
  • Develops and approves policies and procedures.
  •  Exercises fiduciary responsibility by ensuring that MNRS finances are properly managed and by approving responsible budgets.
  • Oversees and evaluates MNRS programs to assure that committee objectives are being achieved.
  •  Approves committee chairs and committee chairs’ recommendations for committee members.
  •  Retains professional management, legal counsel, and independent auditor.
  • Conducts meetings that are open to all members to attend, except as otherwise announced.
  • Assists during membership recruitment and retention, when called upon by the membership committee.
  • Adheres to the financial policies set forth under the General Finance section of the MNRS Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Selects Annual Research Conference date and location.
  • Activities of the MNRS board of directors will be in accordance with the MNRS bylaws and the policies and procedures.

The incoming board is installed at the annual conference and all Board of Directors serve two-year terms.

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

The Board Member-at-Large shall have the following QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Holds an active membership in MNRS and is a member in good standing.
  • Is elected by the membership.

The Board Member-at-Large shall have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Serves as a committee liaison as determined by the President.

The MNRS Board of Directors shall have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the association based on the overall mission of MNRS.
  • Updates and approves strategic plans.
  • Develops and approves policies and procedures.
  •  Exercises fiduciary responsibility by ensuring that MNRS finances are properly managed and by approving responsible budgets.
  • Oversees and evaluates MNRS programs to assure that committee objectives are being achieved.
  •  Approves committee chairs and committee chairs’ recommendations for committee members.
  •  Retains professional management, legal counsel, and independent auditor.
  • Conducts meetings that are open to all members to attend, except as otherwise announced.
  • Assists during membership recruitment and retention, when called upon by the membership committee.
  • Adheres to the financial policies set forth under the General Finance section of the MNRS Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Selects Annual Research Conference date and location.
  • Activities of the MNRS board of directors will be in accordance with the MNRS bylaws and the policies and procedures.

The incoming board is installed at the annual conference and all Board of Directors serve two-year terms.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBER

The Nominating Committee consists of five persons, and the immediate past President serves as the Chair. Four members are elected by the membership to serve. The current MNRS President serves as the Board Liaison to the Committee.

The chair and the elected committee members serve a two-year term with two of the elected members rotating off the committee each year (no second two-year term).

The Nominating Committee Member shall have the following QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Holds an active membership in MNRS and is a member in good standing.
  • Is elected by the membership.

The Nominating Committee Member shall have the following RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in recruitment of candidates for the ballot.
  • Committee members will participate in the nominating committee conference call to select the slate of candidates for presentation to the board.

Committee Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • It is the responsibility of the committee to secure candidates for the ballot and present a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates to the board for approval and to the membership for a vote.
  • The committee members shall consider the specific discussions related to potential nominees to be confidential. Committee members are prohibited from disclosing potential and final nominees to the membership.
  • The committee will conduct its business via meetings, conference calls, email, mail or fax as deemed necessary by the committee chair.
  • Copies of all committee action notes, minutes, and final correspondence to potential nominees will be forwarded to and retained at the MNRS office. All such documents or communications are strictly
    confidential.

2022-2023 Nominating Committee: 

Please feel free to contact any of the committee members with questions.