MCIT Issues Call for Board Member Candidates

January 15, 2020

MCIT is seeking candidates to fill a mid-term vacancy on the board of directors created by the resignation of Washington County Auditor-Treasurer Kevin Corbid. The position is open to all MCIT member county commissioners, county auditors and county auditor-treasurers. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 5, 2020. (See call for candidates letter.)

According to MCIT Bylaws, the at large vacancy is to be filled by appointment of the remaining members of the board. Corbid’s term was set to expire at the end of 2020. The successful appointee will be required to stand for election to a new four-year term, expiring Dec. 31, 2024, at the 2020 MCIT Annual Meeting.

No county may have more than one representative on the MCIT Board, nor can there be more than three auditors/auditor-treasurers on the board at one time. Historically there have been at least two auditors/auditor-treasurers serving on the board. With Corbid’s departure, there is a single auditor-treasurer currently serving.

Submit Letter of Interest

Interested individuals must send a letter of interest and qualifications to MCIT Deputy Director Steve Nelson  at 100 Empire Dr., Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55103 or by the close of business Feb. 5. Candidates are encouraged to review further information about serving on the MCIT Board (board member description, key roles and responsibilities, as well as information about the board and committee meetings).

A nominating committee appointed by the MCIT Board will review the qualifications of candidates and select those for an interview. Interviews will be held Feb. 14 at the MCIT building in St. Paul. No applicant is guaranteed an interview.

When filling a vacancy the board considers a variety of factors including demographics, geography, experience, and the existing composition and expertise of the board to ensure the effective oversight of MCIT operations.  The board would urge auditors/auditor-treasurers to consider applying for this vacancy given their specialized experience in county operations.