Join the MAEE Board of Directors!

Call for Board Members for the 2017-2018 Term

Nomination Timeline and Process:

  • September 1, 2016: Application deadline
  • September 15, 2016: Ballots sent to MAEE Membership
  • October 1, 2016: All votes submitted
  • October 15, 2016: Announce 2017 MAEE Board Members to via email
  • November-December, 2016: New board member orientation
  • November 17, 2016: MAEE Board Meeting – optional attendance for newly elected Board Members
  • January 2017: 2-day Board Retreat (dates TBD) -- required attendance
  • New board members will start January 1, 2017 and their term will end December 31, 2018.

Why join the board?

In a nonprofit organization, the board of directors sets the strategic direction of the organization, manages finances, fund-raises for the organization, oversees staff members, represents the organization, and monitors and evaluates the activities of the organization.

Benefits of joining the MAEE board include: making an impact on environmental education in the state of Minnesota; increasing your professional network; and developing skills and talents within your area of interest on the board.

The MAEE is looking for board members who are passionate about supporting and advancing environmental education. Board terms are 2 years, with no more than three consecutive terms. Though workloads will vary depending on season and assigned duties, current board members estimate that an average of 5-10 hours/month is needed to complete their board duties. Duties of a board member include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare for, and attend, six 2.5-hour board meetings per year, plus one board retreat in January.
  • Volunteer time, raise external funds, contribute a silent auction or door prize item for the annual conference, and make a small personal contribution to the organization.
  • Serve on at least one committee
  • Directors should spread the word about the MAEE, including recruiting future board members.

Elections are held each September, with terms beginning in January. Contact Wendy Tremblay at any time to chat about being a board member ( We hope to hear from you!

To apply:

Submit the following information as you would like it to appear on the ballot to Wendy Tremblay, by September 1, 2016 with the subject 2016 MAEE Board Application.

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Phone
  5. Employer/Profession
  6. One 250-word paragraph with personal/professional background information and any contributions to EE you wish to mention
  7. One 250-word paragraph stating why you want to be on the MAEE Board and your vision/ideas for the future of MAEE.

Thank you for your time and interest!     

- The MAEE Board of Directors

(Photos: Top - 2015 MAEE Board Retreat at the Women's Environmental Institute, Bottom - 2011 MAEE Board of Directors)



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