As an MMA member, you have many opportunites to shape policy and select leaders. Learn more about the way the MMA is governed.
Proposed Governance Changes
Since 2010, the MMA has examined how it can remain a strong membership organization that is relevant to all of its members. The work began with input from members, then moved to research - talking with component medical society leadership, members from across the state and other state medical societies. The Board of Trustees formed a Governance Work Group and last year’s House of Delegates adopted a resolution to continue this work.
After more than 18 months of inquiry, study and discussion the Governance Work Group proposed a new Governance Model to the MMA Board of Trustees in July. The board supported the model (with a few revisions) and has recommended it to the House of Delegates in the form of a resolution.
The proposed changes include:
- reducing the board’s size from 33 to 12-14 members to make it more nimble in its decision making;
- changing the membership of the board from solely geography-based to competency-based with a sensitivity to geographic differences;
- replacing the House of Delegates with multiple Policy Council Forums to increase member input opportunities;
- gaining a better understanding of member concerns by using multiple “listening” sessions throughout the state; and
- giving all MMA members the opportunity to vote in elections.
MMA House of Delegates
The MMA House of Delegates develops policies and elects MMA officers, the Board of Trustees, and delegates to the AMA House of Delegates during the MMA Annual Meeting. Delegates, who represent component medical societies, specialty societies, and sections of the MMA discuss and adopt resolutions, consider and approve the MMA annual budget, and accept reports on MMA activities. Adopted resolutions set MMA policy and often call for specific MMA action.
2012 Resolution Tracker
MMA Annual Meeting
MMA members are welcome to attend the MMA Annual Meeting where delegates set policy, elect officers and the AMA delegation; awards are given to honor outstanding achievement; and the president is inaugurated.
MMA officers are elected each year by the MMA House of Delegates. Any MMA member may nominate a candidate.
List of officers
MMA Board of Trustees
The MMA Board of Trustees manages the ongoing affairs of the MMA and makes policy decisions. Voting members of the Board of Trustees include MMA officers, representatives from the seven trustee districts, a representative from the Medical Student Section and from the Resident and Fellows Section, and the chair of the AMA delegation. Other members of the Minnesota AMA delegation are non-voting members of the board. Between meetings of the Board of Trustees, its Executive Committee meets to make decisions.
Board of Trustees members, minutes and upcoming meetings
Map of trustee districts
The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees manages the business of the association between meetings of the board. The Executive Committee performs other duties assigned by the Board of Trustees, while being subject to their control and direction. All actions taken by the committee must be reported to and approved by the Board of Trustees no later than its next regular meeting.
Executive Committee members, minutes and upcoming meetings
MMA American Medical Association Delegation
AMA delegates and alternate delegates help develop AMA policies on national health care issues, and serve as ex officio members of the MMA Board of Trustees. Elected by the MMA House of Delegates, they attend the AMA Annual Meeting and Interim Meeting. No officer or trustee, except the president-elect, president or immediate past president, may serve as an AMA delegate or alternate delegate.
Members of the Delegation
Delegates to the AMA House of Delegates
MMA Section Representatives
The MMA Medical Student Section, Resident and Fellow Section, Organized Medical Section and Young Physicians Section offer opportunities to meet your colleagues and become engaged in the MMA.
Information about sections and list of section representatives
Articles of incorporation and bylaws, revised February 2013.