Call for Candidates
Nomination materials can be submitted to the MAPA office via email or postal mail.
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
All nominations must be submitted no later than April 1, 2017.
President-Elect: A candidate for the office of President-Elect must have been a fellow member of MAPA for at least three of the last five years. The proposed nominee must have accumulated during the past five years, two distinct years of experience as a member of the Board of Directors, or as a MAPA delegate to the HOD or on any of MAPA's standing committees or necessary experience deemed appropriate by the Nominations Committee. The elected candidate will serve one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Immediate Past President.
Secretary: A candidate for the office of Secretary must have been a fellow member of MAPA for at least two of the last five years, current AAPA fellow member and/or accumulated the necessary experience deemed appropriate by the Nominations Committee. The Secretary term of office is two years and begins in odd-numbered years.
Treasurer: A candidate for the office of Treasurer must have been a fellow member of MAPA for at least two of the last five years, current AAPA fellow member and/or accumulated the necessary experience deemed appropriate by the Nominations Committee. The Treasurer term of office is two years and begins in even-numbered years.
Regional Representative: Candidates for Regional Representative must be fellow members of MAPA in good standing and live in the region they seek to represent. For the MAPA regional map, please click here or scroll to the bottom of the page. The term for Regional Representatives is two years. Regional Representatives from Regions 1, 3, and 5 are elected in odd-numbered years. Regional Represenatives from Regions 2, 4, and 6 are elected in even-numbered years.
Chief Delegate: A candidate for MAPA Chief Delegate must be a current member of AAPA and a fellow MAPA member for the year preceding candidacy. The proposed nominee shall have served at least one term as a delegate with the Michigan delegation. The Chief Delegate term is one year.
Delegates: Candidates for MAPA Delegates must be current members of AAPA and fellow MAPA members for the year preceding candidacy.
The term for delegates from Michigan to the AAPA House of Delegates shall be one year and begins on July 15th of the year of election. Delegates will serve as representatives of the MAPA membership at the AAPA House of Delegates.
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President-Elect: In the absence of the President, or in the event of the President's inability or refusal to act, the President-Elect shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions on the President. The President-Elect shall succeed to the office of President at the expiration of the President's term or earlier should that office become vacant for any reason. The President-elect will organize and conduct, with the assistance of the elections committee, all elections. The President-Elect shall also have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by the Board of Directors.
President: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Academy and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, supervise and control the affairs of the Academy and the activities of the Officers. The President shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by the Board of Directors. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and at all meetings of the members, assuring the integrity of governance. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by the Bylaws, the President shall, in the name of the Academy, execute such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors.
The President shall make a full report of the year's activities at the annual meeting of the Academy. The president shall appoint all committees of the Board of Directors (except the Executive Committee) and shall designate the Chairman thereof, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The President shall report on the activities of the Executive Committee at each Board of Directors meeting. The President shall also be responsible for notifying the Board of Directors between regular meetings of information which is of an urgent nature which may require Board action.
Immediate Past President: The Immediate Past President shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.
Secretary: The Secretary shall certify and keep or cause to be kept, at the principal office of the Academy the original, or a copy, whether such copy is in an electronic or hard copy form, of the Bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date, available upon demand for review by members or an agency of the State of Michigan or the United States Government.
The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal office of the Academy and at such other place(s) as the Board may determine, a record of minutes of all meetings of the Directors, and, if applicable, meetings of committees of Directors and of members, recording therein the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, how called, how notice therof was given, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.
The Secretary shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws or as required by law, and shall be custodian of the records as authorized by law or the provisions of these bylaws, to duly executed documents of the Academy.
The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal office of the Academy, a membership record containing the name and address of each member, and, in the case where any membership has been terminated, the Secretary shall record or cause to be recorded, such fact in the membership record together with the date on which such membership ceased. The Secretary shall exhibit at all reasonable times to any Director of the Academy, or his agent or attorney, on request therof, the Bylaws, the membership record, and the minutes of the proceedings of the Directors of the Academy.
In general, the Secretary performs all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be required by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by the Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall assume responsibility for adequate and proper accounts of the properties and business transactions of the Academy, cause the filing of the IRS Form 990 on a timely basis, provide a copy of the IRS Form 990 to the Board of Directors for their review, and give a complete financial report at the annual meeting to the membership. The Treasurer shall deposit or cause to be deposited all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the Academy with such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer shall disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the Academy as may be ordered by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. The Treasurer shall exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and financial records to any Director of the Academy, or to his agent or attorney, on request thereof.
The Treasurer shall render to the Board of Directors, whenever requested, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial conditions of the Academy. The Treasurer shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be certified, the financial statements to be included in any required reports.
In general, the Treasurer has such other powers and performs such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the Bylaws, or the Articles of Incorporation.
Regional Representatives: All Regional Representatives must maintain fellow MAPA membership status. They will mentor potential student and fellow leaders, represent their assigned constituency, and assist fellow officers as needed. Each Regional Representative must submit a written regional report at least two weeks prior to each Board of Directors meeting, submit articles for the MAPA newsletter highlighting regional views and activities, and coordinate with other Regional Representatives and the Membership Committee to ensure monthly communications are being sent to the membership. They serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and their constituency, communicate with new members in their region, and actively encourage membership in MAPA among all PAs in their region.
Delegates: Delegates will serve as representatives of the MAPA membership at the AAPA House of Delegates. As such, the delegation will participate in the process of the AAPA HOD. The delegation will strive to speak and vote in the interest of the MAPA constituency.
Each delegate shall be available on the floor of the convened AAPA HOD when same is in session unless excused at the discretion of the Chief Delegate to participate in other such business as may be deemed necessary. When matters of regional import are considered, the delegation will strive to speak and vote not only in the interest of the MAPA constituency, but in the interest of the North Central Region as well. Each member of the delegation will further accept the responsibility for responding to special meetings and votes of the AAPA HOD as they may arise during the delegation's term of service.
Chief Delegate: The Chief Delegate is charged with the supervision of the MAPA delegation in the discharge of delegate responsibilities. He or she will arrange meetings of the delegation in timely fashion as the events of the AAPA HOD may dictate; be available to receive, develop and refine AAPA HOD resolutions originating within the Chapter and within the North Central Region as requested; work in conjunction with the student members of the Michigan Academy who may be participating in the Student Academy House of Delegates. The Chief Delegate will provide a report to the MAPA Board of Directors of the events of the AAPA House of Delegates. In addition, an article to provide a summary of the AAPA House of Delegates proceedings to the membership will be submitted for publication.
More information on all positions is available in the MAPA Bylaws and Administrative Policy.
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