Members Invited to Vote for MCN Board of Directors

St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 12, 2011 – Leaders of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) member organization were invited today to vote for the MCN board of directors. The competitive election will shape the future of the membership association for years to come.

MCN member organizations are represented by an elected board of directors which works year- round to govern MCN and shape its member services and public policy strategies. MCN member votes will select the next six directors for the upcoming three-year board term (2012-2014).
Each MCN nonprofit member organization is eligible to cast a single ballot.

Nine candidates have been selected by MCN’s Board Nominating Committee to be on this year’s ballot for six open positions. Each nonprofit member organization can cast one ballot comprised of six votes, and you are your organization’s voting representative. Voting will close on Friday, September 30. The six candidates with the highest number of votes will be introduced as MCN’s next board members in October.

Learn more about the voting process.

The nine candidates, for six open positions, are listed below.

  • Bobbi Cordano, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul
  • Tracy Fischman, AccountAbility Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Jeff Larson, Rum River Health Services, Princeton
  • Cathy Maes, ICA Foodshelf, Minnetonka
  • Ethan Roberts, Twin Cities Jewish Community Government Affairs Program, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Minneapolis (incumbent)
  • Daniel A. Rodriguez, Merrick Community Services, St. Paul
  • Marsha Shotley, Blue Cross Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, Eagan (incumbent)
  • Sheila Smith, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, St. Paul (incumbent)
  • Shelli Urness, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Brainerd

If you have questions about MCN’s voting or board election process, please contact MCN’s Shelly Chamberlain at 651-757-3068. Thank you for your continued involvement in and support of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.


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