Last Call for Region IV MBEMSC Board Member Nominations
The deadline for receiving nominations for membership to the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council is Thursday, April 28, 2016.
The Council is obligated to disseminate a Call for Board Member Nominations to a broad audience annually. Through this process, we seek to identify candidates to succeed those members who either no longer wish to serve or are ineligible to serve as a member of the Board. We also wish to receive letters of intent from those members who intend to seek election for an additional term that commences on June 2016 by April 28, 2016 such that we may submit your intentions to the Membership Committee.
Nominations will be accepted through April 28, 2016
As background, the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. is one of five state-designated Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The primary mission of the Council is to coordinate and improve the Emergency Medical Services in its designated service area. The Council’s service area, which is Region IV, encompasses sixty-one eastern Massachusetts cities and towns (EMS Region IV).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc., and is comprised of thirty-four members of the Metropolitan Boston hospital, pre-hospital, public health, public safety, and lay communities. One member of the Council is a member of the Massachusetts Senate or House of Representatives. The Board meets quarterly and has five standing committees, which carry out the majority of the Council’s work: Medical Control Committee, Membership Committee, Pre-Hospital System Coordination Committee, Public Information and Education Resource Committee and Trauma Systems Committee.
Membership on the Board of Directors and its standing committees is open to individuals who reside in, or are associated with a public health or safety organization based in one of the sixty-one cities and towns that constitute Massachusetts EMS Region IV. Positions currently open for nomination in the following membership categories are –
At-Large Member (1); Consumer (1); EFR Representative (1); Emergency Nurse (2); EMT, Advanced or EMT-P (Non-Manager) (2); Fire Service Representatives (Chief) (1) and non-Chief (1); Hospital Administrator (2); Licensed Ambulance Service Representative (2); Licensed Physician (Non-COBTH) (1); Pre-Hospital ALS Manager/Director (1) (Southwest Suburban) and State Representative/Senator (1)
Please keep in mind that Board members whose current terms expire in June are eligible for re-election to the Board in the previously mentioned categories. Board member terms are for two (2) years, but there are not term limits. The Council conducts an Annual Call for Nominations process and Board members whose term is up for renewal may renew their positions during this time as well, as any Chair that is a Board member can renew their chairmanship.
Nominations are also sought for Chair Board of Directors; Vice Chair Board of Directors; Chairs of the PIER Committee and Pre-Hospital Committee and membership on the Council’s Medical Control, PIER and Pre-Hospital Committees. A summary of committee functions is attached.
The Membership Committee (comprised of members of the Board of Directors) will convene for the purpose of receiving nominations and preparing a slate for consideration. Nominations for membership will be accepted by the Membership Committee from individuals who have a thorough knowledge of the person whom they choose to nominate. Candidates for membership may also nominate themselves.
NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
• The name, address, and telephone number of the NOMINATOR and NOMINEE;
• A STATEMENT FROM THE NOMINATOR of the Nominee’s qualifications and description of the attributes that the Nominee will bring to the Council;
• A LETTER FROM THE NOMINEE in which they describe the contributions that they might make to the Council and acknowledge their acceptance of the nomination.
Nominations must be received by regular mail or email by Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Address letter and mail to: Derrick Congdon, Executive Director
Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc.
25 B Street, Suite A
Burlington, MA 01803
Email Letter to: email@example.com
Individuals seeking additional information about the Council or the nomination process should contact Mr. Congdon at (781) 505-4374.