Apply by June 1 to Serve on the League Board

Apply now to serve on the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) Board of Directors and partner with other city officials to oversee an organization that represents 833 diverse member cities throughout the state.

Serving on the LMC Board of Directors is both an honor and responsibility. LMC’s ability to serve members’ needs and exhibit leadership by anticipating and proactively addressing city challenges, result from Board guidance that is strategic, responsible, and representative of all cities’ interests. (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 was developed by the Board to guide the manner in which Board business is conducted and to outline the expectations of Board service.

Board meetings are typically held at League offices in St. Paul during the day on the third Thursday of the month. In addition, this year’s board planning retreat is scheduled for Sept. 12-14 at Grand Ely Lodge in Ely. The League reimburses all direct meeting expenses of Board members. Mileage is reimbursed at the federally approved rate.

Selection process

A Nominating Committee appointed by League President Jo Emerson will interview candidates on June 20 at the LMC Annual Conference in St. Cloud. The nominated candidates will be presented to members for final consideration at the annual business meeting on June 21.

The League strives to balance our Board membership by gender, location and population of candidates’ cities, position held within the city (elected and appointed), League experience and involvement and a diversity of races and ethnicities representative of our state’s population.

League members will elect a president, first vice president, second vice president, and at least three directors during the annual business meeting If a current Board member is elected to an officer position, there would be an 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 June 1.

If you have questions about the Board, its role, and work, please contact LMC Executive Director David Unmacht at (651) 281-1205 or dunmacht@lmc.org.

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