OWATONNA, Minn., November 7, 2018 – Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is seeking nominations for their Board of Trustees. Two to three new trustees will be elected to begin their first term July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Trustees can serve up to three two-year terms.

The Board of Trustees provides leadership, strategic direction and oversight to SMIF and maximizes the organization’s ability to achieve its mission of strengthening southern Minnesota communities and businesses by acting as foundation representatives and advocates in their community and with current and potential partners.

Self-nominations, or nominations made on another’s behalf, will be accepted as long as nominees are aware and have expressed an interest in potential Board service. SMIF is committed to finding diverse candidates that represent our region by (but not limited to) age, ethnicity, areas of expertise/sector representation, gender and geography as SMIF serves 20 counties.

Applications must be completed by December 14, 2018 to be considered for upcoming board service on July 1, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by the Executive & Governance Committee. Applicants will be notified by the end of January whether or not they have been selected for the interview round.

For more information please contact Melissa Langer, operations and governance manager, at melissal@smifoundation.org or 507-455-3215.

For position description and application details, click here.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $111 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 32 years. SMIF’s key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.