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2020 MAA Board Elections

Nominations (including self-nominations) are being accepted through January 20, 2020, for the following positions on the MAA Board of Directors: President, Vice President, Secretary, Southern Region Director, Western Region Director and two At-Large Directors.

General Board Member Eligibility and Responsibilities

All Board members are expected to attend monthly teleconference meetings, as well as three in-person meetings.  

MAA Board Members must be current Individual MAA members and maintain their membership through the course of their term(s).

MAA Board members are expected to actively participate on at least one Committee, Task Force or Working Group.  The Four Regional Directors are automatically members of the Membership Committee.

Board members are expected to make a personally meaningful financial contribution in addition to their membership dues.

Board members do not receive compensation and, in general, are not reimbursed for any normal Board activities (e.g., meeting attendance).


Specific Job Descriptions

The President is the chief executive officer of MAA and authorizing officer, and presides over all meetings of the membership and Board of Directors. The President works with the Executive Director to schedule the Annual Business Meeting and all Board Meetings, and to set the agendas.  The President appoints Committee Chairs and Directors to fill any vacancy on the Board.  It is preferred that candidates for the President's position have previous experience on the MAA Board.

The Vice President chairs the Governance Committee, which oversees the review and revision of MAA Bylaws, job descriptions and policies and procedures.   The Vice President performs the duties of the President in the absence of the President.  If the office of President becomes vacant for any reason, the Vice President assumes the responsibilities of the office for the remainder of the term.   It is preferred that candidates for the President's position have previous experience on the MAA Board.

The Secretary take the minutes at the Annual Business Meeting and at all Board Meetings.   The Secretary works with the Executive Director to ensure the maintenance and continuity of all records, correspondence, membership rolls, mailing lists and bylaws.   The Secretary works with the Executive Director to provide election materials to all MAA members and tabulate and announce the election results. 

Regional Directors represent one of the four state regions: Northern, Central, Western, and Southern.   They serve as the link between the Individual and Institutional members in their region and the Association.  All Regional Directors serve on the Membership Committee.   Regional Directors may also participate on at least one Committee, Task Force or Working Group, either in a leadership capacity or on specific projects,
- Northern Region (Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Apache Counties)
- Central Region (Maricopa, Gila, Graham and Greenlee Counties)
- Southern Region  (Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise and Pinal Counties)
- Western Region (Yuma, LaPaz and Mohave Counties)

At-Large Directors are selected to ensure that additional voices, both in terms of cultural and geographic diversity, are included in MAA leadership.  At-Large Directors are expected to participate on at least one Committee, Task Force or Working Groupeither in a leadership capacity or on specific projects.

Nominations and Elections

The 2020 Board elections will be open for 30 days prior to the  MAA Annual Business Meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 (during the Spring Conference) and new Board members take their office at the next regular Board meeting following their election.

One half of the Board is elected each year for  a two-year term, with the option of being re-elected for two more terms in the same position (total of six years).

Nominees for the President and Vice President positions are preferred to have had previous experience on the MAA Board.

Any MAA  member may nominate another person with that person’s consent, or a member may self-nominate.

All nominations must be accompanied by a brief biography narrative statement that includes why the nominee wants to serve on the Board (100-150 words).   Nominations should be sent to Janice Klein, MAA Executive Director, azmuseums@gmail.com.


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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