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MYSA Elections

MYSA will conduct the following elections at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The following Board of Directors’ positions are up for election this year at the Annual General Meeting (please click on the candidate’s name to read their bio):

Position Candidate(s)
President Bob Poretti
#Development Director Scott Selby Garth Thoulouis
Competitive Director Roberta Kruse
#Recreation Director
#Tournament Director Mark Mahowald

# denotes the incumbent is NOT seeking re-election.

The following Member Representatives, Recreation Representatives and Competitive Representatives are up for election this year within their respective Districts and must be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (please click on the candidate’s name to read their bio):

Member Rep. Position Candidate(s)
North District Darren Ray
Northwest District Don Cox
South District Steve May
Recreation Rep. Position Candidate(s)
Northwest District
#Southwest District
West District
Competitive Rep. Position Candidate(s)
#East Girls Sarah Neitz
North Boys Richard Klabechek
Northwest Girls
South Girls Steve May
#Southwest Boys
West Boys Nantha Viswanathan

# denotes the incumbent is NOT seeking re-election.

All positions have a two-year term, unless otherwise noted. Job descriptions for many of the positions can be found below. Interested candidates are asked to complete a candidate bio form in advance of the AGM and submit to MYSA as instructed on the form. All candidate bios will be posted here so that interested parties may review the qualifications of the candidates in advance of the AGM. If you have any questions, please contact MYSA Executive Director Candace Daley at candacedaley@mnyouthsoccer.org or 952-252-1687.

Brief Job Descriptions

[taken from the MYSA Bylaws]

Duties of Officers and Directors

In addition to the specific duties prescribed in these bylaws, the officers and directors shall perform any other duties delegated to them by the Board of Directors.

3.302 President
The President shall be the chief officer of the corporation and:
(a) shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting;
(b) shall, with the Secretary or agents designated by the Board of Directors, sign and deliver in the name of the corporation any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments pertaining to the business of the MYSA, except in cases in which the authority to sign and deliver is required by law to be exercised by another person or is expressly delegated by the President or the articles of incorporation or these bylaws or by the Board of Directors to some other officer or agent of the MYSA;

3.306 Competitive Director
The Competitive Director shall:
(a) chair the Competitive Committee;
(b) be responsible for the uniform implementation of MYSA’s rules, policies and procedures within the various districts of the MYSA;
(c) be responsible for the financial operations of the districts;
(d) serve as the liaison between the Competitive Committee and the Board of Directors;
(e) have the authority to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the office and as may be directed by the Board of Directors; and
(f) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.307 Recreation Director
The Recreation Director shall:
(a) chair the Recreation Committee;
(b) serve as the liaison between the Recreation Committee and the Board of Directors;
(c) have the authority to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the office and as may be directed by the Board of Directors; and
(d) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.308 Development Director
The Development Director shall:
(a) chair the Development Committee;
(b) oversee the District Select and Olympic Development Program;
(c) oversee new program development as well as player and coaching education programs;
(d) serve as the liaison between the Development Committee and the Board of Directors; and
(e) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.309 Tournament Director
The Tournament Director shall oversee any and all sanctioned and sponsored MYSA tournaments.

3.311 Member Representatives

The Member Representatives will be the liaison between the clubs in each District and the Board of Directors. The Member Representatives will represent the issues presented to them by their District clubs on non-league related issues. They are to assist the clubs in their District with exploring opportunities available to them for the development of their clubs, teams, coaches, players and parents. The Member Representatives may work with the Board of Directors, MYSA committees and MYSA office staff to assist the clubs in these goals.

ELECTED COMMITTEES

4.201 Competitive Committee

The Competitive Committee shall consist of the Competitive Director and the Competitive Representatives. Each District shall elect two Competitive Representatives (one for boys and one for girls) who will serve staggered two-year terms. A Competitive Representative shall not hold an elected office in any Affiliate or Extraterritorial Member. The duty of the Competitive Committee shall be to consistently administer MYSA competitive programs in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of the MYSA.

4.202 Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee shall consist of the Recreation Director and the Recreation Representatives. Each District shall elect a Recreation Representative who will serve a two-year term. A Recreation Representative shall not hold an elected office in any Affiliate or Extraterritorial Member. The duty of the Recreation Committee shall be to consistently administer MYSA recreation and recreation-plus programs in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of the MYSA.