MSPE Approves Bylaws Amendment to Reduce Board Size From 30 to 24
JEFFERSON CITY- The MSPE Board of Directors composition is changing for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1. At the 2019 Annual Convention at the Lake of the Ozarks, MSPE members cast their votes on the proposed amendment that was provided to all members in April and May. The motion passed overwhelmingly and takes effect with the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.
The amendment condensed the MSPE Board of Directors from 30 to 24 Directors by allowing each chapter to have a single board representative that has weighted voting.
President Michael Purol and President-elect Bob Becnel previously asked the Bylaws Committee, chaired by Ross Kasmann, to consider the amendment. MSPE currently has the largest Board of Directors among the state societies across the nation.
The “weighted voting” concept reduces the Board size while allowing each chapter to keep their respective voting power. For example, the Ozark Chapter will name one person as their Board representative who will attend Board meetings and carry three votes. With this change, the Board is smaller and more manageable but does not harm chapters by taking away any voting power. The amendment was modeled off of how the NSPE House of Delegates works. Each state/territory has one person in the HOD with different numbers of votes, based on their membership size.
MSPE staff is reaching out to chapter leaders now to name their primary representative.
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