May 3, 2018
MAPE Government Relations Committee Minutes
May 3, 2018
Location: MAPE Central
Meeting called to order at 9 a.m.
Members Present: Jettie Ann Hill (1101), Nicole Juan (2101), Amanda Hemmingson-Jaeger (1203), Lee Sullivan (401), Michael Schultz (401), Cheryl Barber (902), Nicholas Snavely (1703) (remote). Absent: Glen Donnay, Ellie Wikstrom (Associate Members)
Guests throughout meeting: Chet Jorgenson (MAPE President), Richard Kolodziejski (MAPE Public Affairs and Communications Director), Monica Weber (501, PAC Member), Pete Marincel & Dave Kamper (Organizing BAs)
- Legislative Update
- Richard: Entering last two weeks of legislative session, updates on pension bill, tax bill, bonding bill, Constitutional amendment re: transportation funding
- DOH Debrief:
- -- registration space in the vault
- Would be helpful to walk through the packets at some point
- -- legislators appreciated individual letters
- More time to meet as a group prior to meeting (tough to balance)
- How to better explain SOB & SSB?
- -- training video
- -- appointments close to each other
- -- lots of new people participating
- Should think about revamping – think about this well in advance. Start thinking in November what we want to do. Should be an all day event or a come when you can event?
- -- good number of volunteers for what we needed
- -- TY postcards were well received
- Q4 DOH Revamp retreat – put in budget (invite folks to participate)
- Next year idea: focus weeks/days by agency for agency budgets
- -- MAPE Days: highlight agencies: HHS, Public Safety Day, etc.
- Legislative Priorities
- Open input to membership via newsletters May 9 – June 15
- Will review at June 29 meeting
- Restructure Presentation
- Chet Jorgenson presented the proposed restructure plan
- Comments from committee:
- -- We would like the ppt emailed to the committee
- -- Wary about Presidential appointments and the weight of them. Like that the membership is given more of a voice. If anything the appointments should be limited to one
- -- Approved/Elected language. Should that be noted that If you are approved/appointed to the councils, you cannot hold office (local officers, negotiations, regional officer) position as well? This should be clarified in resolution language).
- -- Term limits should apply to councils, as the rest of the statewide officers. Terms should be staggered.
- -- What is the budget process for the Councils so they are able to do the work?
- -- The subgroup of the board for hiring decisions should have specific provisions to make sure that there is equity built in. Should be a diverse pool of members/positions.
- -- Councils should have specific responsibilities – restructure be clear who does what. Who is responsible for things that the GRC currently does: Legislative Priorities? Who is in charge of oversight of Diversity & Inclusion? DOH?
- -- When is implementation? Is it phased? Which pieces are?
- -- The PAC should be included in restructure pieces: including having the same term limit pieces and staggering as every other position on committees/ the board. Also more transparency to those who contribute.
- -- Restructure packet due June 29 (when GRC meets next). We are requesting copy of that packet to review that day.
- Political Action Team Presentation
- Dave Kamper & Pete Marincel
- Local-centered initiative to engage members politically
- Major meeting June 6th, TBD (near Cap Complex)
- -- Will create list of MAPE members, phone bank
- -- Funding for food?
- Asks for GRC?
- -- Show up June 6
- -- Make specific outreach calls w/ leaders as needed
- -- Help on door knocking days (re-shifting)
- Amanda will be point for GRC on this project
- Review Quarter 2 Grant
- Ann motioned to allocate $800 in food/beverage to June 6 POT event
- Michael 2nd
- Motion passed
- Next Steps:
- Nicole invite PAC to next meeting
- SD63 GRC members work with Senator Torres Ray for outreach event (set up planning meeting)
- Nicole draft Q3 grant proposal (similar to Q2)
- Next Meeting: June 29th @ MAPE Central
- Wil invite PAC to meeting
- Agenda items at this time include:
- -- Resolutions as needed
- -- Legislative priorities