The Missouri Press Association nominating committee will be meeting in July/August to decide on candidates for 2018 MPA Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Directors and National Newspaper Association Representative.
The terms of current MPA Directors Dennis Ellsworth, St. Joseph NewsPress, Donna Bischoff, St. Louis PostDispatch, are expiring Dec. 31, 2017.
The position of MPA former Director Paul Berry, Springfield News-Leader, is vacant, and needs to be filled. This term expires Dec. 31, 2018. MPA Secretary Jane Haslag, Jefferson City News Tribune, and MPA Treasurer Mary Wilson, Jackson County Advocate, Grandview, are serving oneyear terms, also expiring Dec. 31, 2017. Tianna Brooks, Mountain View Standard News, is serving her third year as NNA Representative. According to MPA Bylaws, “the representative may not serve more than three years in succession at one time.”
Her term is expiring Dec. 31, 2017. Persons who wish to be considered for any of the positions, including those persons whose terms are expiring, must complete a nomination form and return it to Missouri Press Association by July 1. A copy of the nomination form is available at the end of this month’s Bulletin or by contacting members of Missouri Press Staff.
Dennis Warden, Gasconade County Republican, Owensville, immediate past president of MPA, is chairman of the nominating committee this year. Elections will be held during the MPA Business Meeting on Sept. 29, in Springfield during the MPA’s 151st Annual Convention.