Minnesota Public Health Association
Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens.
From Operations Manual Last Updated May 2015
Attend MPHA Governing Council Governing Council meetings. This is also governed by the by-laws. If a Governing Council member misses more than three meetings, they can be asked to step down. An organization, especially an all-volunteer organization, cannot function if its Governing Council fails to perform its duties. Therefore, it is essential to attend the meetings to take care of business. At the same time, MPHA strives to be economical in use of meeting times, and to take care of as much business as possible in other ways (e.g., electronic communication);
Maintain personal MPHA annual membership dues.
Make every effort to attend the MPHA annual meeting;
Support resource development for the MPHA in whatever ways are best suited;
Participate in the recruitment of new MPHA general members, committee members, committee chairs and officers;
Encourage collaboration between other organizations and MPHA;
Work to increase awareness of MPHA;
Participate in MPHA committees and committee activities. The committees need to feel connected to the leadership of the organization and visa versa; therefore every Governing Council member is encouraged to join a committee as a member, or a co-chair
Participate in activities related to the realization of the MPHA mission;
Become knowledgeable about the MPHA budget and participating in the budget planning process;
Be familiar with all MPHA policies and activities;
The President of the Association is expected to represent the interests of the Association and its membership.
The President, in cooperation with the Executive Committee and the Governing Council should use results from strategic planning activities and visioning processes to guide the organization and its activities. The President should work to:
Build and promote a shared vision;
Build a strong organization to pass along to future professionals.