The State Policy Representative (SPR) role is rewarding, expanding and a wonderful opportunity to get involved in state level policies with other non-profit organizations.
Below is a brief description of the SPR role. If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested, please let us know. Ann Erickson, current SPR, is happy to chat further and serve as advisor for a period of time.
The State Policy Representative is a member of the MAND public policy leadership team with a focus on state level policy, advocacy and legislative issues. The State Policy Representative (SPR) works together with the other three public policy leads, collectively referred to by the Academy as the Public Policy Panel. The other leads include: Public Policy Coordinator (PCC), State Reimbursement Representative (SRR), and State Regulatory Specialist (SRS). As with all the public policy leads, the SPR is not an elected position. The SPR has a reporting and contributing role on the MAND Board but is not a voting member of the MAND Board. Key responsibilities include:
a. Lead collaborator and primary point of contact, along with the SRR, for state level policy partners – with involvement of MAND’s Executive Director as appropriate.
b. If MAND sponsors or co-sponsors a state Day at the Capitol, the SPR leads the planning and execution of that event.
c. Educate and engage students, members and the Board on public policy areas of importance for Minnesota.
d. Resource for state licensure issues and member education.
e. Communicate and coordinate public policy activities with the PCC, SRR, SRS, House of Delegates representative and others as needed.
f. Suggested minimum term is 3 years and can be renewed up to 3 consecutive times for suggested 9 consecutive year limit.
Email the MAND office for more information.