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2022 Annual Meeting and Board Elections

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 MGCC Elections!

ELECTIONS

learn more about who can vote and how

The election period is now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted!

What are the 2022 elections results?

The following candidates were elected to the MGCC Board of Directors in 2022: 

  • Grid 1: Andrea P.
  • Grid 3: Athena A.
  • Grid 5: Patty H. & Gene J.
  • At-Large: Dave P. & Colin F.


  • All 3 proposed bylaw changes were approved by the community and will take effect on May 5th, 2022.


The complete election results can be viewed here.


Who can vote?

Residential grid representatives are elected by community members who are 18 years of age and older and living in their grid (including renters and homeowners).

At-large residential representatives are elected by community members who are 18 years of age and older and living in Macalester-Groveland (including renters and homeowners). 

For example, a resident of grid 1 can vote for two – grid 1 residential representatives and two – at-large residential representatives. A resident of grid 2 can vote for two -at-large residential representatives. 

Proposed bylaw changes can be voted on by Residential Members, homeowners and renters in Mac-Grove, and Organizational Members: students, business owners, landlords, educational institutions, and religious institutions in Mac-Grove.

How do I vote?

The 2022 election period is now closed! Check back in February 2023 for information on the 2023 elections.

How were votes counted and verified?

Votes were be counted and verified after the voting period closed on Thursday, April 28th, 2022. Votes were counted and verified by a verification team made up of MGCC staff and board members whose seats are not up for election in 2022.  All members of the verification team must agree not to share election information or personal information with anyone outside of the 2022 election verification team.

annual meeting

watch a recording of the 2022 annual meeting

Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 pm via Zoom. 

Where can I watch a recording of the meeting?

You can watch the 2022 Annual Meeting below:

What was on the meeting agenda?

6:30 pm: Welcome & 2022 MGCC Overview

6:40 pm: Councilmembers Jalali and Tolbert

6:55 pm: Dir. Brooke Blakey, Office of Neighborhood Safety & Cat Beltmann, District Council Coordinator

7:30 pm: How do MGCC elections work?

7:40 pm: Grid Breakouts (Breakout Rooms

candidates

the next mgcc elections are scheduled for April 2023.
Which seats are up for election in 2023?

In 2023, the Macalester-Groveland community will elect the following seats on the Board of Directors:

  • Two – Grid 2 residential representatives
  • Two – Grid 4 residential representatives 
  • Two – At-Large residential representatives


Who can submit a candidate application?

Residential grid representatives must by 16 years of age or older and live in the grid they represent and are elected by Mac-Grove community members currently living in their grid. For example, a candidate for the Grid 2 residential representative seat must currently live in Grid 2 as a renter or homeowner. 

At-large residential representatives must be 16 years of age of older and live in Macalester-Groveland and are elected by community members currently living anywhere in the Mac-Grove.

Residential community members who qualify for multiple seats must choose 1 seat to run for in the 2022 election. For example, a community member living in Grid 4 cannot run for both the Grid 4 residential seat and the At-large residential seat.

How do I submit a candidate application?

Check back for more information in February 2023!

What are the responsibilities of an MGCC Board member?

Board members are elected to 3 year terms (except when elected to fill an unexpired term at a special election). 

Board Member Responsibilities include: 

  • Regularly attending Board meetings (usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm via Zoom)
  • Regularly attending all Board and Committee retreats (usually held twice per year)
  • Contributions can be financial or through in-kind services
  • Serve on one of the community council’s committees
  • Complying with the conflict of interest policy and non-partisanship policy.
  • Volunteer for at least 2 MGCC sponsored events each year.


More in-depth information on Board member responsibilities can be found here.

Review the 2022 Election Rules & Procedures

On Thursday, March 10th, 2022 the Board of Directors approved the rules and procedures for the 2022 Remote Board Election Rules and Procedures. These procedures will guide the process we use for elections this year. 

Meet the 2022 Board Candidates

Learn more about the candidates running in the 2022 MGCC Board Elections!

Watch the 2022 Annual Meeting

If you were unable to make it to the 2022 Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 21st, you can watch it by clicking the button below!