Delegate Assembly (DA)

Delegate Assembly (DA) is MAPE's highest governing body. Its powers include, but are not limited to, the authority to establish MAPE policies, approve budgets, levy dues, amend the governing documents, and adopt procedures for statewide, regional and local officer elections.
Delegate Assembly 2024

2024 Delegate Assembly

Friday, Oct. 25- Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024
Location: Delta by Marriott in Minneapolis

Delegate Elections

MAPE is holding a special election for Delegate Assembly delegates and alternates. More information is available on the Internal Elections page.
 

Number of Delegates per Local

Each local will be represented by delegates based on the number of members in the local as of February 1, 2024. Each Local President is automatically one of the delegates. The list of the number of Delegates allowed per Local is available here.
 

2024 Delegate Assembly Timeline

Jan 1 - Resolution submissions open

April 1 - Nominations open for delegates and alternates

April 1 - Membership deadline to be eligible to be a candidate

May 1 - Nominations close

June 3 - Voting for delegates and alternates opens

June 13 - Voting closes

June 20 - Results are posted

July 17 - Resolution deadline

Aug. 2 - The Executive Team reviews Resolutions and the Standing Rules

Aug 16. -  Finance Committee presents 2025 Draft Budget to the BOD

Aug. 16 - BOD reviews Standing Rules and hears and any appeals for Resolutions

Aug. 28 - Budget Forum #1

Sep. 6 - The Executive Team finalizes DA awards

Sep. 10 - Budget Forum #2

Sep. 20 - BOD passes the recommendation of a 2025 Budget for DA

Sep. 20 - Deadline to fill empty Delegate positions

Sep. 20 - Materials due for DA including packets, annual report, tabling materials, slides, scripts, etc.

Sep. 23 - Delegate registration closes

Sep. 24 - Resolution Forum

Oct. 1 - Parliamentarian Review 

Oct. 7 - Budget Review 

Oct. 17 - Review for Delegates

Oct. 25-26 - Delegate Assembly
 

Submit a Resolution

MAPE members can submit resolutions beginning Jan. 1, 2024 and closes July 17, 2024. More information on how to write and submit a resolution is below.
 

Budget Forums

The Finance Workgroup will hold Budget Forums to walkthrough the budget that delegates will vote on during Delegate Assembly.

Budget Forum #1: Member Feedback
Aug. 28, 2024 at 12 p.m.
Virtual 
This will not be recorded

Budget Forum #2: Member Feedback
Sep. 10, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Virtual
This will not be recorded
 

Resolution Forums

Resolution Forums will be held before the Delegate Assembly to provide the opportunity for resolution authors to present their resolutions. There was time for members to ask questions and provide input.

Resolution Forum
Sep. 24, 2024 at 12 p.m.
Virtual
Recording will be available on this webpage Sep. 25
 

Parliamentarian Overview

This virtual meeting is highly recommended for all delegates and alternates. The DA runs using Robert's Rules and delegates will need to follow these rules through all discussion and voting processes.

Parliamentarian Review
Oct. 1, 2024, time TBD
Virtual
Recording will be on this webpage on Oct. 2

Here is a recording of the 2023 Overview.

Review for Delegates

This virtual meeting is an opportunity for all Delegates to review what they will be voting on during Delegate Assembly.

Oct. 17, 2024 at 12 p.m.
Virtual

Transcript for video "What is a resolution and why are they important?"

Resolution FAQ

What is a Resolution?
A resolution is a formal request to change the constitution, election rules, a by-law or policy at MAPE that is considered by the Delegate Assembly. 

When are Resolutions due?
Resolutions are due July 17, 2024

How do I write a Resolution?
A power point, video and Delegate Assembly Resolution Template are all available below.

Resolution Training
The next Resolution Training will be in May 2024. Here is a recording of last year's training.

How do I submit my resolution?
Send your resolution to C&RCommittee@mape.org

Why can't I use Track Changes in MS Word?
While Track Changes looks like you used underlines and strike-throughs, Track Changes does not copy and paste correctly. Also, if you make a change and then undue the change, Track Changes records and presents both actions instead of canceling the first action.

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Officers

Delegate Assembly (DA)

Officers



Claudia Hochstein
Natural Resources Dept
Director, DA
Keylor Andrews
Natural Resources Dept
Delegate
Sheila Malec
Human Services Dept
Director, DA
Lisa Lazaretti
MNIT Services
Delegate
Mark Snyder
Pollution Control Agency
Director, DA
Kristin Kirchoff-Franklin
Pollution Control Agency
Statewide Secretary, DA
Brett Nagle
Pollution Control Agency
Delegate
Ted Snaza
Revenue Dept
Director, DA
Jeffrey Gintz
Revenue Dept
Delegate
Michael Prideaux
Employ & Econ Development Dept
Director, DA
Liz McLoone Dybvig
Employ & Econ Development Dept
Delegate
Robert Johnson
Employ & Econ Development Dept
Delegate
Daniel Kelly
MNIT Services
Delegate
Nate Hierlmaier
Health Department
Director, DA
Chet Jorgenson
Commerce Dept
Statewide Treasurer, DA
Lisa Slaikeu
Employ & Econ Development Dept
Delegate
Katey Kinley
Housing Finance Agency
Delegate
Megan Dayton
Administration Dept
Statewide President, DA
Ajeet Yadav
Administration Dept
Delegate
Andi Morris
MNIT Services
Delegate
Axelina Swenson
MNIT Services
Delegate
Ellen Jaquette
Administration Dept
Delegate
Isaac Sarpong
MNIT Services
Delegate
Andy Trcka
MNIT Services
Director, DA
Aaron Arvig
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Chad Hermes
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Emma Fletcher
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Lydia Anthony
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Matt Moldestad
MNIT Services
Delegate
Gina Lebrun
Investment Board
Delegate
Jerry Schmitt
Public Employees Retire Assoc
Delegate
Barbara Monaco
MNIT Services
Delegate
Linda Kopecky
Health Department
Delegate
Maya Benedict
Agriculture Dept
Delegate
Maya Sarkar
Agriculture Dept
Delegate
Meridith Richmond
Agriculture Dept
Delegate
Shane Hanly
Agriculture Dept
Delegate
Carrie Klumb
Health Department
Director, DA
Brooklyn Petrich
Health Department
Delegate
Marijke Decuir
Health Department
Delegate
Tommy Sar
Health Department
Delegate
Carly Baade
Health Department
Alternate 01
Jim DeLuca
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Kent Barnard
Transportation Dept
Delegate
Jackie Blagsvedt
Education Department
Director, DA
Saadia Mohamed
Education Department
Delegate
Jessica Raptis
Corrections Dept
Director, DA
Halie Rostberg
Corrections Dept
Delegate
Brian MacNeill
Veterans Affairs Dept
Delegate
Laura Vitzthum
Employ & Econ Development Dept
Delegate
Suzanne Willodson
MNIT Services
Director, DA
Vanessa Lathrop
Public Safety Dept
Delegate
Christopher McDonald
Human Services Dept
Delegate
LeAnn Santana
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Nancy Torres
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Paige Wheeler
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Lois Tucke
Corrections Dept
Director, DA
Emily Gunn
Corrections Dept
Delegate
Jenny McDougal
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Ann Adkisson
Revenue Dept
Director, DA
Amber Jungwirth
Natural Resources Dept
Delegate
Ariel Johnson
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Robert Coulter
Corrections Dept
Delegate
Bryan Kotta
MN St Colleges & Universities
Director, DA
Zac Echola
MN St Colleges & Universities
Statewide Organizing Council Chair, DA
Nicole Anderson
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Laura Czech
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Darren Hage
MN St Colleges & Universities
Director, DA
Brian Mason
Natural Resources Dept
Delegate
David Clanaugh
Human Services Dept
Director, DA
Peter Braith
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Barb Gosch
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Shannon Marks
Corrections Dept
Delegate
Tim Beske
MN St Colleges & Universities
Director, DA
Anne Hall
Natural Resources Dept
Delegate
Jay Steffl
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Jovae Priebe
Human Services Dept
Delegate
Jocelyn Crist
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Matthew Potocnik
MN St Colleges & Universities
Delegate
Nicole Emerson
MN St Colleges & Universities
Director, DA
Daniel Besser
Corrections Dept
Delegate
Kay Pedretti
MN St Colleges & Universities
Director, DA
John Ferrara
MN St Colleges & Universities
Statewide Political Council Chair, DA
Steven Speltz
Pollution Control Agency
Delegate
Vanessa Vogl
Human Services Dept
Director, DA
Liz Pearson
Human Services Dept
Delegate
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