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2015 Statewide MESPA Officer Elections
MESPA elections are upon us. In 2015, as stipulated by the schedule in our bylaws, MESPA members will elect a President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer.

The success of our association begins with the election of quality leadership. Exercise your membership right and vote for the MESPA candidates you believe will best represent your needs as an elementary or middle level principal, and who will continue to assist in the development of strong association programs within the framework of our strategic goals. Electronic ballots will go out February 20, 2015.

The MESPA President-Elect will take office July 1, 2015 for a five-year commitment.
  • Two years as MESPA President-Elect: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.
  • Two years as MESPA President: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019.
  • One year as Past President: July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.
The MESPA Secretary/Treasurer will take office July 1, 2015 for a two-year commitment, through June 30, 2017.  The officer can be re-elected one time, for a two-term maximum.

Election procedure
The election will be conducted in accordance with our bylaws (article V, section 2). This will be an electronic election process.
  • A link to the electronic ballot will be e-mailed from Association Voting to all active MESPA members on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
  • Completed ballots are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 6, 2015.
  • They will be tabulated electronically and verified by the MESPA Election Committee on Monday, March 9.
  • Election results will be announced on the MESPA Web site, in the MESPA E-News, and in the May MESPA Advocate.

Learn about your candidates
Once candidates have been nominated (by September 2014), statements from each candidate will be posted on this site by early November (links on the upper right).

Meet the candidates
Meet the candidates at the 2015 MESPA Institute: DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN.  Candidates will have an opportunity to speak during MESPA Institute 2015 on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

 MESPA State Pres Elect Responsibilities.doc  
 Treasurer Responsibilities.doc  


On-line voting
Our electronic ballot will open Friday, Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m., and will remain open until Friday, March 6, 4:30 p.m.

All active MESPA members will receive an e-mail notice when the ballot is open. The notice will contain your unique member ID number to use when voting.

In advance of the election (in January or early February), please add to your "safe senders" e-mail list. Association Voting is facilitating our electronic voting process and your open ballot notice will come from them.

If you do not receive the e-mail that the ballot is open, or if you have questions about the process, please contact the MESPA office at 651-999-7310.

MESPA State President-Elect
Summary of Responsibilities
  • Five year commitment.
  • Elected MESPA officer.
  • Member of the MESPA Board of Directors.
  • Member of the MESPA Executive Committee.
  • Chair of the MESPA Nominations and Communications Committees.

For a more detailed description of the office, scroll to the MESPA State President-Elect Responsibilities document below.

MESPA Secretary/Treasurer
Summary of Responsibilities
  • Two year commitment.
  • Review MESPA financial statements.
  • Take minutes of all MESPA Board of Directors, Executive committee, and Annual meetings.
  • Record standing committee and division reports.
  • Record updates of the MESPA Strategic Plan, as needed.
For a more detailed description of the office, scroll to the Secretary Treasurer Responsibilities document below.