Budget and Planning
This committee reviews and makes recommendations for adoption by the Board of Directors. The committee, chaired by the treasurer, consists of one member from each member board. The treasurer presents the budget at the annual business meeting for adoption. The committee meets 1-2 times during the year to accomplish their work.
This committee was established in memory of MABE's first executive director. Limited to a single honoree annually, the award represents recognition by board member peers of outstanding service at the local and state level, and is MABE's highest honor. Requests for nominations are sent to member boards in March, and the committee meets in July to determine a recipient.
This committee establishes the program, selects the speakers, and determines the program schedule for the annual conference. The committee meets approximately six times throughout the year and provides assistance during the conference.
This committee meets throughout the year to discuss pending issues and coordinate meetings on Capitol Hill. The committee is comprised of board members appointed to represent the association in communicating NSBA and MABE positions to Maryland's federal delegation, including our two U.S. Senators and eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, MABE representatives attend the annual FRN conference in Washington DC, and participate in the "Day on the Hill" congressional office visits.
This committee holds monthly meetings to guide the association’s lobbying activities in Annapolis, and invites policy and legislative leaders to exchange ideas. MABE’s Director of Governmental Relations, in coordination with MABE leadership, conducts direct lobbying activities including written and oral testimony before the general assembly.
This committee is comprised of board members and chaired by the immediate past president. Nominations for the board of directors are requested from member boards and then forwarded to the committee for their consideration. After deliberation, the committee submits a proposed slate of officers and board of directors members to the general membership for their consideration at the annual business meeting.
This committee reviews, edits, and forwards, with or without recommendation, all resolutions, and beliefs and policies submitted by member boards of education in accordance with the bylaws. The committee meets once prior to the annual business meeting.