ICMC Board Member Expectations


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS of an ICMC Board member

  • Support the ICMC mission, goals, policies, and programs
  • Serve actively on committees as requested by the Board President
  • Attend activities and events sponsored by ICMC whenever possible
  • Take part in board governance and leadership development activities
  • Candidate must have personal email address 
SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS
  • Complete your term as a director on the Board.  Directors commit to a 1- to 3-year term, depending upon the conditions of their election.
  • Attend quarterly board meetings in various locations throughout the state
  • Currently, scheduled yearly meeting requirements are:
  • Three Board of Directors’ Meetings:  Up to 2 days each
  • A Committee Day Meeting: Up to 2 days
  • Optional Board Event: Up to 10 days per year. Some of the above meetings may require an overnight stay.
  • Meeting preparation time, and listening and reporting to local corn producers as needed.
  • Additional Meetings and Board Conference Calls as needed.
  • Board members are reimbursed for reasonable and customary expenses to, from and during board meetings, in accordance with the Board of Directors’ Policy Manual, however board members are not compensated.
  • Read, be familiar with, and uphold the policies and standards set forth by the Board of Directors and its Policy Manual
  • Actively participate in the annual budget- and program-planning process
  • Work in committee to initiate and follow through on projects
  • Safeguard the interests of the Board
  • Be willing and able to make informed, critical decisions
  • Tolerate the attention, as well as the criticism, that may come with leadership
  • Keep informed of state, national, and international corn issues and be prepared to discuss them with media, community, or other Board members
  • Suggest agenda items periodically for Board and committee meetings to ensure that significant policy-related matters are addressed
  • Suggest possible nominees to the Board who are men and women of achievement, and who can make significant contributions to the work and progress of ICMC
  • Must fill out and sign Conflict of Interest Form
  • Must sign Code of Conduct Statement
  • Must sign Antitrust Guidelines Affidavit

 

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Resources

Ag Snapshot District Maps

  • Indiana Senate - Coming soon
  • Indiana House - Coming soon

For More Information

If you would like become partners of our organization and have an interest in our initiatives and programs that relate to your own public affairs area, please feel free to reach out to us.

Contact Public Affairs Manager Katie Glick at 317-347-3620.

 



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Because the legislative, regulatory and rule-making processes have an impact on corn producers within the state, educational outreach to government officials is vital.

ICMC began its Public Affairs Initiative in 2012 to help build an organization through alliances and become effectively involved through educational outreach. While checkoff funds may be used to educate legislators, no checkoff funds can or will be used to influence government officials, legislation or rule-making.

Another goal of ICMC Public Affairs Initiative is to create alliances and build relationships with key industries and partners.

Director Elections

Voting for this year's election will take place at county extension offices Aug. 14-18, 2017.


This year’s ICMC election will take place in District 3. There are also two At-large seats up for election. Below are the candidates running in this year’s election. The two At Large are contested, while District 3 is uncontested.
 
If you cannot visit an extension office between Aug. 14-18, you can also request an absentee ballot. They can be downloaded below or obtained by calling the ICMC office at 317-644-2791. Absentee ballots can be downloaded below until Aug. 9 and must be postmarked by Aug. 11.
 
  • District 3 Absentee Ballot
    • District 3: Counties include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley. Click here to download an absentee ballot for District 3.
  • At-Large Absentee Ballot 
    • The two At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.
Newly-elected directors for districts 3 and the At-Large seats will serve three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2017. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years. For more information about the election process, visit www.incorn.org/elections or call Hannah Vorsilak at 1-877-267-6444.