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MBA Committees

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee (DC) is responsible for setting requirements related to the Board’s goal of targeting services to older adults in the greatest need. The DC assists the MBA in improving the quality of and access to services for individuals from diverse backgrounds and makes recommendations on targeting services. It ensures that the needs of people who are from diverse cultural backgrounds, people who are underserved, and AI/AN elders are incorporated into AAA plans and the MBA’s strategic plan, legislative priorities, and other initiatives.

The Board Chair appoints the members of the Diversity Committee. There are two Co-Chairs. Members of the Diversity Committee also serve on either the Public Policy Committee or the Program Operations Committee. Committee members serve for a four-year period. The staff lead for the DC is the Indian Elders Coordinator.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EXEC) conducts necessary business between Board meetings and may take on other activities as required. It reviews and recommends Board action on administrative budgets. The full Board reviews and ratifies all Executive Committee actions.

The Executive Committee includes the three Board officers and the chairs of each standing committee. The Board Chair presides at Executive Committee meetings and the Secretary takes notes. The Executive Committee meets at the call of the Chair or at the request of a majority of the Board or the Executive Committee. The staff lead for the Executive Committee is the Executive Director.

Program Operations Committee

The Program Operations Committee (POC) is responsible for ensuring that the Board’s plans, policies, and priorities reflect the best interests of all older Minnesotans. It reviews the MBA’s programs, functions, and decisions. The POC reviews and recommends Board action on Area Agency on Aging plans and budgets. It also reviews and recommends action on grants from funds that have been allocated or awarded to the Board. The full Board reviews and ratifies all POC actions.

The Board Chair appoints the members of the Program Operations Committee. There are two Co-Chairs for the POC. Committee members serve for a four-year period. The staff lead for the POC is the MBA Finance Manager.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) carries out the MBA’s role as advisor to the Governor, the Legislature, and State Agencies on issues that affect older Minnesotans and their families. It also performs long-range planning about those issues. The PPC develops strategies to address critical issues that affect older people and works cooperatively with older adult organizations on issues of mutual interest. The PPC also promotes leadership and advocacy in aging, including at the federal level.

The Board Chair appoints the members of the Public Policy Committee. There are two Co-Chairs. Committee members serve for a four-year period. The staff lead for the PPC is the legislative liaison.

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