Nominations (including self-nominations) are being accepted through March 8, 2021, for the following positions on the MAA Board of Directors: Treasurer, Central Region Director, Northern 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 Treasurer oversees all financial transactions and records. The Treasurer works with the Executive Director to prepare the MAA annual budget.
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 Group, either in a leadership capacity or on specific projects.
Nominations and Elections
The 2021 Board elections will be open for 30 days prior to the MAA Annual Business Meeting in early May 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.