Below is list of all present MNFC Board committees. At the June board meeting, board members have the opportunity to join or retire from committees.
In Policy Governance, committees operate within Board holism or the "one voice" of the Board. "One voice" does not require unanimous votes and encourages varied points of view. However, it does require all board members, even those who lost the vote, to respect the decision that was made.
The MNFC has four standing committees: the Executive Committee; Board Development Committee; the Communications Committee; and the Buying Criteria Committee. All other committees are created to address a specific need and are terminated when the need is met.
The Executive Committee exists to provide Board leadership, and to be available to support the GM and President. The committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Committee is also responsible for carrying out the GM evaluation. The current EC members are: Jay Leshinsky, President; Ross Conrad, Vice-President; Tam Stewart, Secretary; Kristin Bolton, Treasurer.
Board Development Committee
The BDC exists to support the continuing improvement and perpetuation of the MNFC Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for recruiting and training new Board members, organizing and running the annual election, recording the ongoing Board self- assessment process and planning for executive member succession. The BDC develops a plan for development of the present Board and building Board wisdom and knowledge.
The purpose of the Communications Committee is to facilitate communications between the Board and the MNFC member-owners.
Buying Criteria Committee
The Buying Criteria Committee (BCC) exists as an advisory committee that considers issues directly affecting products sold by MNFC. The BCC monitors and evaluates the Buying Criteria in order to comply with MNFC Ends. The BCC makes recommendations to the Board when the committee agrees that an issue requires member/owner education or changes to the Buying Criteria Executive Limitation policy.