The Legislative Committee is responsible for developing organizational position statements reflecting the view of MASA membership. The Committee identifies issues, gathers information, solicits input from members, and conducts research. The Committee develops the written legislative priorities (educational position statements and platform) in preparation for publishing and distribution to members, legislators, other policy makers and other agencies as appropriate, prior to and during the legislative session. Committee members may be asked to provide written or oral testimony to policy makers.
The 2020-21 MASA Committee Sign-up is now available online. If you are interested in serving on a MASA committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests: https://forms.gle/9JfVMijuSBnmZKc97.
The committee sign-up will close at 4 pm on September 1, 2020.
Each committee has at least 18 members, including two from each of our nine regions. Committee terms are for two years. If you are currently serving your first term year, you will continue on that committee for the second term year. Please refer to www.mnasa.org/committees if you are unsure of your current committee standing.
Committee options and duties include:
Executive Development Committee
2020-21 Chair: Joey Page, Superintendent, Byron Public Schools
The Executive Development Committee works with the association staff to support excellent professional development for MASA members. Committee members assess member needs, review current services, explore possible additional services, and review the bylaws and recommend changes when appropriate. Committee members also advise and inform the process of planning conferences, workshops, and other means of providing a diverse and meaningful menu of learning options.
2020-21 Chair: Matt Grose, Superintendent, Grand Rapids/Bigfork School District
The Nominating Committee is responsible for conducting the nomination process for association officers and annual awards.
Federal Advocacy Committee
2020-21 Chair: Christopher Mills, Superintendent, Stephen-Argyle Central Schools
The Federal Advocacy Committee is responsible for establishing communications with Minnesota’s eight U.S. Congresspersons and Minnesota’s U.S. Senators. As more federal legislation is enacted that impacts local schools, we need a better, and unified voice, to influence legislation at the national level.
2020-21 Chair: Mike Redmond, Superintendent, Shakopee Public Schools
Finance Sub-Committee Chair: Janell Bullard, Executive Director, MAWSECO
Policy Sub-Committee Chair: Krin Abraham, Superintendent, Houston Public Schools
MASA Foundation Board
2020-21 Chair: Jim Johnson, Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University
2020-21 Chair-Elect: Janet Mohr, MASA Retiree
The mission of the 501(c)(3) School Administrators Charitable and Educational Foundation is to enhance the leadership development of educational administrators, to encourage and support individuals interested in careers in teaching or educational administration, to enhance the role and image of educational administrators, and to conduct research and provide information to policymakers and the public at large. Our goal is statewide representation to lead the Foundation in meeting its goals.
Again, If you are interested in serving on a MASA committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests: https://forms.gle/9JfVMijuSBnmZKc97.
Please contact the MASA offices with any questions. Thank you!