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MNPG is seeking the following candidates for the  2020-2021 election. If interested, please contact Mary-Ellen Dorfman

Chair-Elect

Mentored by the Chair

The Chair-elect serves for one (1) year then succeeds to the office of Chair.  Functions include:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.
  • Assist the Chair in coordination of DPG activities; perform the functions of the office of Chair in the Chair’s absence, or when the Chair is unable to perform the functions of Chair as determined by the Executive Committee.
  • Prepare the Program of Work and budget for the upcoming term as Chair.
  • Plan and submit a proposal for MNPG-sponsored educational session at the Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) during the upcoming term as Chair.
  • Make arrangements for time, place, and other accommodations for MNPG Executive Committee’s Spring Transition Meeting and for FNCE® during upcoming term as chair.
  • Appoint chairs and members of any special DPG committees for the following year as Chair.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Treasurer

Mentored by the Chair

The Treasurer serves for two (2) years, and is elected in each even year.  The treasurer may not be a federal or VA employee.  Functions include:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee.
  • Communicate MNPG’s financial status to the Executive Committee via a quarterly written report.
  • Maintain financial records, authorize disbursements, and monitor collections.
  • Authorize MNPG contracts and service agreements.
  • Issue invoices for bills and sponsorships due MNPG.
  • Assist the Chair-elect to prepare the budget accompanying the upcoming year’s Program of Work.
  • Provide Executive Committee members with current expense forms and educate members as needed on allowable expenses and reimbursement procedures; process expense forms in a timely manner, retaining copies per Academy procedures.
  • Participate in trainings, meetings, and teleconferences as provided by the Academy for DPG leadership.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

Mentored by Nominating Committee Chair

The Nominating Committee Chair-elect serves for one (1) year then succeeds to the office of Nominating Committee Chair. The Nominating Committee Chair-elect will be elected yearly.  Functions include:

  • Actively recruit nominees for upcoming vacant positions and obtain all information necessary for the nomination process; relay information regularly to the Nominating Committee Chair.
  • Assist with Nominating Committee functions as directed by Nominating Committee Chair in preparation for duties as Chair the following year.
  • Participate in trainings, meetings, and teleconferences as provided by the Academy for DPG leadership.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

 

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