2024 Annual Meeting and Board Elections

The candidate application is now closed! Voting will begin on Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 25.

candidates

learn more about how to become a candidate

The candidate application will be available for 1 month starting on Thursday, March 14th, 2024. 

Which seats are up for election in 2024?

In 2024, the Macalester-Groveland community will elect the following seats on the Board of Directors:

  • Two – At-Large Business Representatives
  • One – At-Large Student Representative
  • One – At-Large Renter Representative
  • One – At-Large Landlord Representative
  • One – At-Large Faith Institution Representative
  • One – At-Large Education Representative


Who can submit a candidate application?

A Residential Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who lives within the District.

  • Candidates for At-Large Renter Representative must be a current tenant at a rental property located in Mac-Grove. 


An Organizational Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who is a student attending any educational institution in the district, or who is the owner or authorized representative of any business, residential rental property, educational institution or religious institution located within the District. Organizational Members do not need to live in Mac-Grove. 

  • Candidates for At-large Business Representative/s must own or represent a business located in Mac-Grove. 
  • Candidates for At-Large Educational Representative must represent a school located in Mac-Grove; for example, be a student, teacher, staff person, parent of a student at a school in Mac-Grove, etc. 
  • Candidates for At-large Religious Institution Representative must represent a faith institution in Mac-Grove.
  • Candidates for At-Large Student Representative must attend an educational institution located in Mac-Grove as a student.
  • Candidates for At-Large Residential Landlord must own a rental property located in Mac-Grove.


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 attend Board meetings (usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm).
  • Regularly attend all Board and Committee retreats (usually held twice per year).
  • Annual contributions through financial or in-kind services.
  • Serve on one of the community council’s committees, which meet monthly.
  • Comply 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.

How do I submit a candidate application?

The candidate application period is now closed. Elections will take place beginning April 18-April 25.

How can I learn more about being a board member?

MGCC staff and board members will host several Board Interest Sessions in Mac-Grove. These sessions are open to everyone; email mgcc@macgrove.org if you have questions! Stay tuned for information regarding the upcoming board interest sessions.

You can also reach out to MGCC staff to schedule a 1:1 phone call, Zoom meeting, or in-person meeting. Email mgcc@macgrove.org to request a 1:1 meeting!


How many applications have been submitted?

4 candidate applications have been submitted

ELECTIONS

learn more about who can vote and how

Elections in 2024 will start April 18th, 2024  and continue through April 25th , 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Who can vote in the elections in 2024?

Residential Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who lives within the District. Each Residential Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Residential Director and in any election for a Grid Director of the grid in which the Residential Member resides. Each Residential Member, who is a renter, shall also be entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Residential Renter Director.

An Organizational Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who is a student attending any educational institution in the District, or who is the owner or authorized representative of any business, residential rental property, educational institution or religious institution located within the District. Each Organizational Member is entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Organizational Director in the respective category/categories to which the Organizational Member belongs.

How can I learn about 2024 Board Candidates?

Click the button below to learn about this year’s board candidates. Additionally, you can meet candidates at the MGCC Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm at Smail Gallery on the Macalester College Campus.

What proposed bylaw changes will be on the 2024 election ballot?

Stay tuned for information about proposed changes to the bylaws in 2024!


How are votes counted and verified?

Ballots are verified by members of the Election Verification Task Force which includes MGCC staff members and board members. To learn more about election verification, review the 2023 Election Rules & Procedures document below. 

annual meeting

Learn more about the 2023 & 2024 annual meeting below

The 2024 Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 18th from 6:30pm-8pm

What is on the 2024 meeting agenda?

6:00 pm Snacks & Socialize

6:30 pm Meeting starts: Welcome and MGCC Overview

6:45 pm-7:25pm 

Ward 3 City Council Member Saura Jost

Ward 4 City Council President Mitra Jalali

7:25 pm Annual Election Overview

7:35 pm- 8:00pm Open House – Meet the candidates!

Where is the 2024 annual meeting?

The 2024 Annual Meeting will take place at the Smail Gallery, Olin Rice Science Center on the Macalester Campus. Click below to see a map of the campus.

Where can I watch a recording of the 2023 meeting?

You can watch the 2023 Annual Meeting below:

What was on the 2023 meeting agenda?

6:30pm: Appetizers & Treats

6:45pm: Opening Remarks , Art Punyko, Board President

7:00pm: Equitable Development Scorecards, Joo Hee Pomplun, Executive Director at the Alliance

7:30pm: Next steps at MGCC

7:35pm: How MGCC elections work

7:45pm: Community Mingle – meet your candidates!

ELECTION Results

Who can vote in the elections in 2024?

Residential Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who lives within the District. Each Residential Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Residential Director and in any election for a Grid Director of the grid in which the Residential Member resides. Each Residential Member, who is a renter, shall also be entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Residential Renter Director.

An Organizational Member is any person sixteen (16) years of age or older who is a student attending any educational institution in the District, or who is the owner or authorized representative of any business, residential rental property, educational institution or religious institution located within the District. Each Organizational Member is entitled to one (1) vote in any election for an At-Large Organizational Director in the respective category/categories to which the Organizational Member belongs.

Review the 2023 Election Rules & Procedures

Each year, the MGCC Board of Directors approves the election rules and procedures for that year. Review the 2023 procedures below.

Meet the Candidates

Click on the button below to learn more about this year’s board candidates: