At our April 16 convention, we will hold elections for Chair, Vice Chair, Outreach & Inclusion Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Our current Chair is not running for re-election.
Term of Office: These offices have a two-year term, beginning at the adjournment of the 2023 convention, and ending at the adjournment of the 2025 convention.
Contact Janet: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SD56 Nominations committee is accepting applications for these leadership positions.
If you are interested in running for election:
The Chair leads the Organizing Unit and must have the ability to organize, provide direction, and work well with others. The Chair assigns and monitors progress on tasks as needed. The Chair should consult with other officers about all decisions, particularly involving expenditures and other matters that may require a vote of the Organizing Unit Central Committee.
The Vice Chair must be of a different gender identity than the Chair.
The Vice Chair works with the Chair, giving advice and sharing information to make both roles easier and more successful.
Outreach and Inclusion Officer
The Outreach and Inclusion Officer ensures all constituents are treated equally, based on the Minnesota DFL principles of inclusion. The Outreach and Inclusion Officer efforts toward inclusive political participation, and strives to achieve diversity in perspective and representation. The Outreach and Inclusion Officer is responsible for developing and implementing the unit’s outreach and inclusion plan to establish relationships with underrepresented communities and new potential leaders within the unit’s boundaries.
The Secretary is the party unit’s recorder and record-keeper.
The Treasurer is, according to state law, the legal representative of the local party unit. The Treasurer is responsible to keep strict financial records of contributions and expenditures, and to submit those records in the required format to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (CFB). The best listing of the Treasurer’s duties is found in the Political Party Unit Handbook, compiled by the CFB. This document is the Treasurer’s ‘bible’ and should be read by all DFL party officers.