The Missouri Press Association nominating committee will be meeting in July/August to decide on candidates for 2017 MPA Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Directors and National Newspaper Association Representative.
The terms of current MPA Directors James White, Warsaw Benton County Enterprise; Trevor Vernon, Eldon Advertiser; and Jack Miles, Warrensburg Star-Journal, are expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
MPA Secretary Michael Jensen, Sikeston Standard, and MPA Treasurer Liz Irwin, Missouri Lawyers Media, St. Louis, are serving one-year terms, also expiring Dec. 31, 2016.
Tianna Brooks, Mountain View Standard News, is serving her second year as NNA Representative. According to MPA Bylaws, “the representative may not serve more than three years in succession at one time.” If elected, she is eligible to serve until 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.
Jim Robertson, Columbia Daily Tribune, immediate past president of MPA, is chairman of the nominating committee this year. Elections will be held during the MPA Business Meeting on Sept. 30, in Branson during the MPA’s 150th Annual Convention.