The National Mango Board Now Accepting Board Nominees
ORLANDO, FL - The National Mango Board (NMB) is encouraging any and all in the produce biz with a knack for a certain tropical fruit to get their mangos a go-go and get to participatin’ in the upcoming board nominations. The NMB is currently seeking nominations for six board member positions, including three fresh mango importers in District II, two foreign producers, and one domestic producer—all of which will serve a three-year term beginning January 2021.
The NMB is comprised of 21 mango industry members dedicated to increasing the consumption of fresh and frozen mangos in the U.S.—the NMB's mission. Current board members include fresh and frozen mango importers, a first handler, a frozen processor, domestic producers, and foreign producers, all of whom have made it their mission to conduct innovative research, implement promotional activities, and foster a thriving industry alongside NMB staff.
The nomination process is as follows, as noted in a press release: For each importer and domestic producer position, two nominees will be forwarded to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The two nominees per position will have been voted for by mango industry members in the respective district. Once nominations are in and a final slate of nominees has been selected, the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint the new members.
Before you get to nominatin’, be sure to note that candidates must meet certain requirements to be eligible, on top of being willing to serve the mango industry by fulfilling board member roles and responsibilities. The NMB encourages industry members without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, size of business/operation, and marital or family status or other basis protected by U.S. law, to participate in NMB activities and seek a position on the NMB. Foreign producer nominations will be submitted by mango foreign producing organizations or themselves.
If you already know of a candidate or two, or are thinking of serving yourself, click here for complete details, updates, and the necessary forms. Nominations must be received at the NMB office no later than February 21, 2020.
Looking for that extra push? According to a press release, by actively participating, board members will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of NMB programs in upcoming years—so what are you waiting for mango aficionados? Get to nominatin’!
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