Applications to Serve on LMC Board Due May 27

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 diverse 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.

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 in order 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. 14-16 in Red Wing. The League reimburses all direct expenses of Board members. Mileage is reimbursed at the current approved rate.

A Nominating Committee appointed by the League president will interview candidates on June 14 at the LMC Annual Conference in St. Paul. The nominated candidates will be presented to members at the annual business meeting on June 16.

The committee considers the following factors when selecting nominees:

  • Geographic representation
  • City population
  • Gender
  • City position (appointed vs. elected)
  • League experience and involvement

League members will elect a president, first vice president, second vice president, and six 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
An application packet is available by contacting Kellie Sundheim, LMC, at (651) 281-1214, (800) 925-1122, or ksundheim@lmc.org. The deadline to submit an application is May 27.

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