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Governing Board
The MassAEYC Governing Board consists of 4 officers, representatives from each local affiliate, 8-10 at-large members elected by the membership, and committee chairs.
At-large members are elected for 2-year terms.
The Board meets at least every other month on Friday morning or afternoon for a 3-hour meeting.
Board nominations are accepted starting February 1 of each year and elections are held in May.

Board Committees
Participation in all MassAEYC Committees is open to all NAEYC members. This is a great way to tailor your volunteerism to a specific topic where you have skills, interest, and passion. Most committees meet with via conference calls or at MassAEYC Governing Board meetings. Technology is used whenever possible to minimize travel and time expenditures. For more information, call or email MassAEYC.

Public Policy Committee
Keep public policy program and positions up to date and to work with the Board on changes and additions to the policy program annually and as needed during the legislative session.
Be informed and engaged in public policy activities (legislative, regulatory), including coalition efforts, at the state level and through NAEYC at the federal level.
Develop annually the public policy priorities for the issues related to children 0-8 and the field, in the context of the political climate and legislative/regulatory schedule of the state.
Ensure communication with the Affiliate Board, local affiliates, membership and NAEYC on a regular basis through e-mail updates and alerts.
Provide technical assistance and training on advocacy and public policy at affiliate meetings.
Maintain regular communication/liaison with the Board and Affiliate staff.
Provide public policy information/training at conferences, in newsletters, and other  member communications.
 
Membership Committee
Develops and supports local affiliates with membership recruitment and retention ideas and activities.
Arranges and staffs Membership table at any MassAEYC event.
Reviews and makes recommendations on any proposed member benefit.
 
Annual Conference Committee
Committee begins work in July to revise and release the conference request for proposals (RFP).
Committee chooses keynote speaker.
Committee reviews RFPs and develops conference brochure.
Committee has small working committees:  Books, Volunteers, Vendors, Friday dinner.
Committee develops and oversees extra programs and activities.
Committee members attend conference free of charge.
 
Finance Committee 
Coordinate the Board’s financial oversight responsibilities.
Recommend financial policy to the Board.
Monitor financial records: review and oversee the creating of accurate, timely, and meaningful financial statements to be presented to the Board.
Monitor budget implementation and financial procedures.
Assist the full Board to understand the organization’s finances.
 
Technology Committee 
Works to bring MassAEYC up to date with current technology.
Explores options for new income streams based on the internet.
Advises MassAEYC office on technology purchases.

Local Affiliate Boards
Local affiliate Boards hold elections every year, by June, to fill positions on their Governing Boards. If you are interested in serving on a local board, view the Massachusetts NAEYC local affiliate list.

National Opportunities
Many NAEYC programs and services offer leadership opportunities as reviewers or consulting editors. In addition, current NAEYC members are eligible to serve in governance as members of the NAEYC Governing Board or the Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children. Legacy Leader Fellowships nurture emerging leaders. For specifics, visit www.naeyc.org/getinvolved.

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