Statewide Board of Directors
The MRN Statewide Board of Directors provides guidance and direction for all affairs of the Missouri Recovery Network, conducts long-range planning, assists in funding plans, and defines MRN policy. When fully developed, the council may consist of 20 persons, representing various areas of the state, based on a regional formula.
Expectations for Becoming a Member of the MRN Statewide Board
- Board members are required to attend at least 80% of all full Board meetings per year. They are expected to prepare for and participate in board meetings. Members will serve on at least one active Board Committee. Committees are responsible for issues including personnel oversight, fund development, policy development and others as deemed necessary. Throughout the year, committees will communicate regularly regarding their work and report to the full Board.
- Board members must be MRN members. Board members will provide leadership to the MRN, support and provide consultation to the MRN Director.
- Board members analyze and approve organizational financial, management, and program policies. Board members are ultimately responsible for ensuring that MRN operates in an accountable, legal and ethical manner. Board members will assure that MRN carries out its activities in an ethical manner, free from any personal gain.
- Board members are expected to actively participate in fundraising and development work of MRN. Examples of such things might include: attending meetings/events/activities, assisting with grant proposals, and joining in solicitation meetings with individuals, foundations and corporations to build partnerships.
- Board members participate in the selection of the Director, monitor staff performance, and set policy on personnel practices, wage scales, and benefits.
- Board members will assist with rallying grassroots advocacy support as needed.
- Board members will assist in developing collaborative efforts among MRN members, friends and allies of recovery, healthcare and treatment providers, recovery support providers, local businesses, and other recovery oriented systems of care stakeholders.
- Board members will develop and maintain relationships with local officials as well as their state legislators and promote policy change at the local, state and national levels.
- If any board member realizes after his/her appointment that he/she cannot attend and commit adequate time to the MRN state board, said board member will remove himself/herself from the board.