The committee shall be chaired by the 2nd Vice President and shall include two additional members appointed by the President.
The committee shall meet and audit books of the Treasurer for the preceding year; such committee shall submit a report on the second day of the annual education conference.
Chair ‐ Katie Kelly
Mary Ann Froberg
The budget committee shall be chaired by the 3rd Vice President and shall include the Treasurer and at least one other member appointed by the President. The committee shall prepare an Annual Budget to be presented to the Board of Directors for adoption. The ideal committee size is 3 to 6
Chair ‐ Lindsay Oswald
Act as a liaison with the hotel including, but not limited to, logistics of meeting rooms, detail of activity flow, scheduling of meetings, set‐up of banquet. President shall be the chair of the committee and shall include the host County.
Chair ‐ Brandon Denby
The Historian shall be the official keeper of all records, books, etc. of this Association that the Board determines are of historical value. The Historian shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and serve until he/she resigns or is no longer a member of this Association.
Chair - Karen Hahn
The committee shall annually prepare a platform of legislative priorities to be presented to the Board of Directors at its Annual Board Meeting. The committee revises and/or prepares legislation, attends functions of the various legislative bodies and issues position statements on behalf of the Association when appropriate. The Chair of the committee shall give notice of the committee activities to the association by brief description in the newsletter or other means of communication. The committee chair shall initiate such activities as required to achieve the purposes of the association as bills are enrolled. The committee shall notify the Standardization and Review committee of statutory changes. Ideal committee size is 10. President shall be a member.
Co-Chair - Stewart Sanders (2)
Co-Chair - Karen Hahn (2)
President - Brandon Denby (5) / Brandon Barefield
Mary Ann Froberg (1)
Michelle Stevenson (3)
Lindsay Oswald (4)
Lisa Lyons (4) / Jerry Czaja
Meredith Place (4)
Justin Roebuck (4) / Rachel Sanchez
Diana Bosworth (5) / Lauri Klont
Lisa Brown (5)
Anthony Forlini (5)
John Bishop (5)
Derrick Quinney (5) (C) / Trish Gerring
MAC REPRESENTATIVE - 2 YEAR TERM
Patty Niepoth (2021-2022)
The Nominations Committee shall organize and conduct an election of officers at the annual conference. Nominations of officers shall be made by the five (5) district chairs submitting the names of the nominees made by the respective districts to the Secretary of the association. The Secretary shall chair this committee.
Chair - Lora Freehling
District 1 - Carla L'Huillier
District 2 - Patty Niepoth
District 3 - Ericka Earl
District 4 - Paul DeYoung
District 5 - Derrick Quinney
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The committee shall prepare information releases to the media as required, also communicate and invite Legislators to legislative receptions. Public relations events shall be planned and arranged as required and approved by the President. Ideal committee size is 3.
Chair - Paul DeYoung
Email Queen - Lora Freehling
Facebook Only - Brandon Denby
The Publications Committee may be responsible for a regularly scheduled publication of Association activities (newsletter), at the discretion of the Board. Committee is responsible for updating MARD Inc. website with current information, pictures, event dates, and other important notices. The Committee shall report all updates to the Board Secretary who implements changes thru Contracted Website Designer. District Chairs are the members of this committee.
District 1 Carla L'Huillier
District 2 Patty Niepoth
District 3 Ericka Earl
District 4 Paul DeYoung
District 5 Derrick Quinney
Responsible for arranging Education Programs, Including guest speakers, social events, New Officer training and all other activities, for MARD & UCOA Conferences. District Chairs and Legislative Committee should offer program ideas in order to meet the needs of all members. Vendor Committee should coordinate with this committee. First Vice President will chair this committee.
Chair - Ann Manning Clayton
Register of the year committee
The committee shall select the 'Register of the Year, based on criteria formulated by the Board of Directors, from nominations from other Registers, or the committee. This ward, if deemed appropriate shall be presented at the Annual Meeting. The committee may also present special Recognition Awards based on tenure, retirement, special activity or for other reasons deemed appropriate. Members shall be past recipients of ROY.
Chair ‐ Stewart Sanders
Responsible for mailing and receiving registrations for educational conference from members and retirees. Collect money for registration, meals, pictures, special events, etc., including preparation and distribution of registration packets. Setting up and staffing registration desk at conference. 2nd Vice President serves as Chair. Ideal committee size is 8
Chair ‐ Katie Kelly
The committee shall prepare Resolutions to present at any Conference, when deemed necessary, as approved by the President. Ideal Committee size is 4.
Chair ‐ Michelle Stevenson
site committee 2023
Presents available sites for the Annual Conference including room rates, available dates and meeting space. The committee shall make recommendations concerning sites for the Annual Conference two years prior to the Conference. The ideal committee size is 8.
Chair- Ann Manning-Clayton (Gladwin)
Site committee 2024
Presents available sites for the Annual Conference including room rates, available dates and meeting space. The Committee shall make recommendations concerning sites for the Annual Conference two years prior to the Conference. Ideal committee size is 8
Chair- Katie Kelly (Saginaw)
standardization and review committee
The chair of the committee is a member of the Legislative Committee. This committee shall periodically review the by-laws to ensure that the operating procedures and policies contained therein comport to existing laws of the State and promote efficient and effective operation of the association. The committee shall draft the language for amending the by-laws and report to the Board of Directors for review and approval before a change is presented to the membership for adoption. The committee is responsible for periodic review and update of the record retention schedule before submission to the State archives for approval. Formal review should occur at least every 5 years. The committee is responsible for updating the manual and keeping it current with applicable statutes and Attorney General Opinions. As legislation is enacted the committee shall incorporate any changes into the manual for presentation to the Board for approval. Ideal committee size is 8 to 10. Chair shall be a member of the legislative committee.
Chair- Lindsay Oswald
ucoa representative - 2 year term
Jo Ann DeGraaf (2021-2022)
Liaison with Vendors. Responsible for maintaining current list of Vendors, contacting them and arranging for their displays at the conference. Committee is also responsible for mailing and receiving vendor registration forms for all conferences. The committee coordinates with program committee identifying all vendors attending conferences. Ideal committee size is 5.
Chair - Lori Kimble