Minnesota Public Health Association
Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens.
The Leadership Development Committee helps the MPHA Governing Council and Committees identify and nominate potential leaders in MPHA. They also receive nominations for the MPHA Annual Awards.
The Minnesota Public Health Association’s Leadership Committee announces the call for nominations for MPHA’s elected offices on Governing Council. Members of the Governing Council are constant ambassadors and proponents of MPHA. They ensure that the mission and vision of the organization moves forward through leadership and service.
We need you to become involved to make the nomination process successful. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself to serve in an MPHA office when the call comes. If you have an interest in being more active in MPHA and in public health, this is a great way to become involved. We want our Governing Council to be representative of the finest leaders in public health, and we need your input to make that happen!
Each year the Leadership Committee solicits nominations for
MPHA Governing Council is made up of six elected officers, six elected at‑large members and one member from each of the four standing committees. Any individual member, student/retired or sustaining member may hold office or serve as a member of the Governing Council. You may self-nominate or nominate a colleague. If you are nominating a colleague, please ask for their permission before submitting a nomination. Also, we would ask that you review the Governing Council position responsibilities and return a completed nominating form before the annual deadline.
Nominations are accepted during the early winter of each year. Upon review of candidate nominations and bios, MPHA members in good standing may vote only once in the open election of the Governing Council approved slate. Votes will be tabulated, and the winners will be announced at the virtual MPHA Annual Meeting.
Roles & Responsibilities of Governing Council Members
MPHA has established a number of awards to recognize individuals for contributions to and accomplishments in public health. Nominations are solicited annually by the Leadership Committee and the awards are announced at the annual meeting. The awards are:
MPHA is looking for students who are passionate about making a difference in the public health community! This student representative position on our Governing Council is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard in a professional organization with seasoned public health leaders.
If you are a student wanting to gain more knowledge and experience in the public health field by working closely with diverse professionals from multiple sectors and disciplines, then this position is for you!