Applications to Serve on LMC Board Due May 26

Apply now to serve on the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Directors and help to lead an organization that represents cities across the state.

Serving on the LMC Board of Directors is both an honor and responsibility. One of the League’s strengths has always been its broad and engaged membership. Its ability to serve members’ needs and exhibit leadership by anticipating and proactively addressing city challenges hinges on having a Board of Directors that is representative, responsible, strategic, and visionary. (The League is also accepting applications to serve on the Nominating Committee that selects Board candidates.)

Board responsibilities
If you are interested in serving on the LMC Board, please review the Board’s Governance Handbook before submitting an application to ensure you are aware of the roles and responsibilities. The League of Minnesota Cities Governance Handbook (pdf) was developed by the Board to guide the manner in which Board business is conducted and to outline the values and expectations that drive Board service.

Board meetings are typically held during the day on the third Thursday of the month. In addition, this year’s Board planning retreat is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Ruttger’s Bay Lodge in Deerwood. The League reimburses all direct expenses of Board members. Mileage is reimbursed at the current approved rate.

Selection process
A Nominating Committee appointed by the League president will interview candidates on June 14 at the LMC Annual Conference in Rochester. The nominated candidates will be presented to members at the annual business meeting on June 15.

The committee considers the following guidelines when selecting nominees:

  • Geographic representation
  • City population
  • Gender
  • Race
  • City position (appointed vs. elected)
  • League experience and involvement
  • Positions held in other organizations

League members will elect a president, a first vice president, a second vice president, and four directors. If a current Board member is elected to an officer position, there would be one additional opening for a director position.

How to apply
To request an application packet, contact Kellie Sundheim, LMC, at (651) 281-1214, (800) 925-1122, or ksundheim@lmc.org. The deadline to apply is May 26.

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