Committees

All MFA members are invited to join and participate on a committee!
Find one on the list that interests you and contact the chair person. If the chair is vacant, contact the MFA President at: [email protected]

MFA Committees

Chapter Relations

Objective:

To recruit and nurture MFA chapters; encourage and assist chapters in producing field days and other educational events deemed to be of value by chapter members; actively solicit regular reports on chapter activities from the chapter chairs; promote publicity for the chapters and their events through the MFA newsletter and other means, promote partnership between chapters and other organizations, such as U of M Extension, that will help the chapters achieve their goals.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

Vacant

 

  

Government Relations

Objective:

To promote the interests of MFA and its members before the MN State Legislature and Government Agencies.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

Gina Hugo

[email protected]
763-241-1170 ext.101

 

Education

Objective:

To produce and promote, both independently and cooperatively with other organizations, educational materials, classes and other events that are viewed as valuable by MFA members.

 

Contact Information

Chair  

Vacant  

 

 

Membership

Objective:

Listen to members by any means possible.  Through surveys and other means, thoroughly study current MFA members, past members and prospective members … who they are and what they would like to get from an organization like MFA; to make recommendations for increasing member satisfaction; to actively promote new memberships and a high level of renewal by existing members.  Existing resources:  National Woodland Owners Survey by the U.S. Forest Service; Mike Kilgore study, Oct. 2005; MFA survey of members.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

Vacant

 

 

Publications and Web Site

Objective:

To produce publications and a web site which are within budget and are viewed by MFA members as informative, interesting and professional.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

John O’Reilly

[email protected] 

320-655-4411

 

 

Finance & Investment

Objective:

To judiciously watch over MFA’s assets, revenue and expenses including monitoring the performance of invested funds, presenting an annual operating budget; reporting periodically through the year on performance against budget; and, as needed, creating pro-forma projections on various scenarios being considered by the board.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

Dennis Thompson

[email protected]

218-927-6565 Ext. 111

 

Land

Objective:

To manage and maintain the conservation easement on the property for which MFA has accepted responsibility. Study the easement and prepare a summary for the board on our rights and obligations under this easement.

 

Contact Information

Chair:

John Saxhaug

[email protected]

612-027-5824