MCIT Is No Ordinary Board
In 1979, a small group of counties created Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust to provide cost-effective coverage for their operations. Since then, MCIT’s membership has grown to more than 470 public entities across the state, including 81 of Minnesota’s 87 counties. MCIT’s mission has expanded from providing workers’ compensation coverage to offering property and liability coverages, as well as a host of tailored risk management and loss control services. This evolution has positioned MCIT to be a nationally recognized example of the benefits of governmental risk pooling.
Oversight is the responsibility of the MCIT Board of Directors, which is comprised of eight county commissioners or auditors/auditor-treasurers elected to four-year terms by the membership. A ninth seat is appointed to a two-year term by the board chair and held by a county administrator/coordinator.
The board works closely with a skilled staff of underwriting, claims, finance and risk control professionals. MCIT is a creative, responsive, multifaceted organization that requires a creative, responsive and multifaceted board. Each board member contributes to setting the strategic direction of the organization, and shares a passion and commitment to assisting members while ensuring MCIT’s continued financial stability, growth and success.
Process for Board Membership
During the MCIT Annual Meeting in December, the membership elects members to the board of directors as terms expire (see the Board of Directors page for each member’s term) or board members are appointed to seats that become open prior to the term’s expiration by the MCIT Board of Directors. Interested county commissioners and county auditors/auditor-treasurers may submit an application and résumé if available to be considered by the nominating committee.
When a seat is up for election or open for appointment, eligible members receive a notification by mail from with application information and the submission deadline.