Your Path to MEDA Leadership

Interested in taking the path to MEDA leadership? The first step forward is to serve on a MEDA Committee.  Want to contribute to the growth of the organization? Want to work toward a seat on the MEDA Board of Directors?

Your first step for involvement is to join a MEDA Committee.  Committees serve soon after the Annual Conference for one year.  Often, committees are already in place by August so please let us know of your interest soon!

There are six committees for you to consider. Brief descriptions are below. Please sign up (using the form below) today to make your mark on MEDA’s future. In your cover letter, please reference your skill set.

Awards

This committee is designed for those who have existing experience in awards planning, nomination processes and strategized outreach.

Members looking to serve on this committee should be a knowledgeable economic development professional who has an experienced background who can encourage ‘submission’ from membership at large for the various awards. Committee members will review ‘submissions’ on a quarterly basis to select project/programs to be highlighted as part of the 12 videos to be used in 2020/2021.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Ability to meet on a quarterly basis to review submissions and to plan the awards nomination process and strategize outreach for the Annual Awards Program
  • Committee members will represent Maryland’s regions

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.

Business Development

Members looking to serve on this committee should be a knowledgeable economic development professional who has a network of contacts to connect MEDA with funding partners invested in the organization’s mission and vision for Maryland’s future. This effort yields the financial support allowing MEDA to provide quality programs at cost effective rates.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Have a network of contacts in the public and private sector to assist in outreach for potential sponsors and members
  • Conduct outreach to sponsors at events to thank and welcome them
  • Available to be an ambassador at MEDA events to reach out (virtually) to potential sponsors or new members
  • Ability to meet virtually or by phone monthly

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.

Membership

Members looking to serve on this committee should be interested in showing a proactive outreach for membership development.  These individuals would help to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. The individuals would also recommend ideas to add value to the membership MEDA.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Demonstrate a desire to advance the mission of MEDA
  • Ability to make the necessary time commitment of approximately one hour per month
  • Attend and contribute to bi-monthly committee virtual conference calls
  • Available to be an ambassador at MEDA events and support membership engagement and networking
  • Attend the New Member Reception at the Annual Conference (when held)

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee includes MEDA members who have CEcD certification and who will assist members in pursuit of their professional development goals. Committee members will work to deliver and create courses enabling members to become Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) and other courses enhancing professional skills.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Have CEcD certification
  • Demonstrate a desire to advance the mission of MEDA
  • Ability to make the necessary time commitment of approximately one hour per month
  • Attend and contribute to bi-monthly committee virtual conference calls
  • If interested, provide mentorship to other MEDA members

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.

Program Development

Members looking to serve on this committee should be a knowledgeable economic development professional who has an experienced background or who can reach out to experts in fields directly related to economic development for the express purpose of developing content and seeking speakers for the MEDA Fall and Summer Conferences.  Committee members have the option to serve on the Annual Conference Program Committee and contribute to the Winter Conference.

Newcomers to economic development and to MEDA are encouraged to become involved to assist with agenda development, review of materials, and make speaker recommendations.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Have a network of speaker contacts
  • Ability to dedicate the time required to develop quality programs (minimum of three virtual face-to-face meetings and several virtual calls per year to prepare for conferences)

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.

Public Policy Awareness

Members looking to serve on this committee should be a knowledgeable economic development professional who has awareness of public policy issues relating to economic development at the state and local levels. These individuals will have an experienced background in working with elected and appointed officials and have an understanding of the impact of public policy on creating and retaining jobs in Maryland.

  • Must be a MEDA member in good standing
  • Committee members will be diverse in geographical, demographic and organizational representation
  • Ability to dedicate the time required to develop one meeting per year for MEDA members to educate them on how to effectively engage with elected and appointed officials on public policy matters
  • Ability to dedicate the time required to lead annual Economic Development Day in Annapolis
  • Availability to conduct quarterly meetings by phone

If you meet the criteria, please complete the form below and someone will reach out to discuss.