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Officer List


GP-MI offices are positions of responsibility and trust, not of power and prerogative.

We are elected to roles of service. In that spirit, we openly strive to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with other officers and our members.

Archivist

archive@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, "This officer collects and preserves records such as GP-MI meeting minutes, press releases, the Handbook, the By-laws, and the platform. The Archivist may assist the Treasurer in archiving all financial documents."

Daniel Martin-Mills

My desire is to work with other GP-MI officers in order to locate current official versions of all important GP-MI documents and to make them available to the membership via our website. At the same time, I hope to provide a way for the various responsible GP-MI officers to conveniently maintain these records.

 

Chairperson

chair@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, The party Chair is responsible for responding to requests for interviews, appearances, and requests for statements from the media. The party Chair is also Chair of the SCC, and is responsible for administration of group communications.

D. Etta Wilcoxon

As newly installed Chair.

Committee Manager

committees@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, This officer facilitates the SCC and manages the standing committees

Joseph Jordan

Not stated

Communications Manager

communications@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, This officer shall coordinate and update GP-MI publications, both traditional and digital, and maintain the GP-MI Handbook.

Jennifer Kurland

Jennifer has a degree in Political Science Public Affairs from Wayne State University.  She was elected and served for 6 years on the Redford Union School Board holding the offices of President and Treasurer.  She is active in numerous civic organizations serving the Redford Jaycees as their 60th President, the Michigan Junior Chamber as District Director, and is currently the Secretary of the Redford Township Festival Committee.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, writing, and singing.

Elections Coordinator

elections@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, This officer shall be responsible for keeping GP-MI aware of and following laws and regulations in its election-related activities, including appointment of election challengers and poll-watchers; recruiting candidates for GP-MI nomination or endorsement; assembling and providing current information about the party's nomination/endorsement processes, including advance/draft convention rules; helping nominated candidates file required paperwork; and supporting campaigns. The Elections Coordinator shall also manage any electionrelated online group activities.

Locals Liaison

locals@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, This officer is the primary advocate for Locals, welcoming new members; assigning mentors for the new members; and receiving the registration forms from new Locals and the quarterly reports from Locals to enter them into the state party records.

Amanda Slepr

I'm a married, mother of two daughters. I attended CMU. And I look forward to, working with communities, to make Michigan Greener!!!

Meeting Manager

meetings@migreenparty.org

Our by-laws put the Meeting Manager in charge of

  • arranging state membership meetings and nominating conventions, and providing a yearly schedule of them by date and region;
  • keeping track of and delivering supplies for SMMs and conventions, including AV equipment; and
  • notifying all members about these meetings at least 30 days in advance.

(Article V, Section 7.)

John Anthony La Pietra

I've served in a few other positions since joining GPMI in 2000 -- but this is my first time as Meeting Manager.  Unless you count stepping in once (when the then-Meeting Manager was busy helping arrange the 2008 national convention), finding a hometown venue for the 2008 state convention, and hosting that meeting.

But there is something familiar about this office -- it's another one of those jobs that can't be done by the officer alone.  I look forward to working with locals who volunteer to host meetings, other officers, committees, working groups, members, and guests to arrange good meetings for all.

Membership Manager

membership@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, The Membership Manager is responsible for keeping accurate records of GP-MI membership, sending out participation surveys and annual requests for donations. Coordinates with the Treasurer when donations come in, supplies membership forms for meetings and other events, and supplies current member contact information to all appropriate officers.

Darryl Gibson

I am a Marine Corps veteran and a father of three. I joined the Green Party of Michigan in 2017 after so many years of frustration with the two major political parties, and I have no regrets. I am honored and excited to have been elected to such an important position in the GP-MI in such a short time. And I am committed to help maintain, grow and strengthen our party with integrity and enthusiasm.

Merchandise Manager

merchandise@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, The Merchandise Manager shall have a supply of GP-MI literature and merchandise; provide them to state meetings; and maintain a budget (that shall be reconciled with the Treasurer) for replenishing the supply and shipping the materials to locals and tabling events.

 

Monika Schwab

I am excited to be the "Merch Manager" for the Green Party of Michigan and to be working with the our treasurer Charlotte in getting out items to our members for events across the state. Let's promote our party!!!!

Treasurer

treasurer@migreenparty.org

According to our By-laws, This officer receives and manages all funds of the GP-MI and its committees; prepares and  files all required financial documents and keeps GP-MI in compliance with laws and regulations; sends out at least annual requests for donations, in coordination with the Membership Manager; and keeps the GP-MI informed about its financial condition at SMMs and through the SCC.

Charlotte Aikens

Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am a mother and a registered nurse in Grand Rapids, MI. I am honored to serve our party both in the role of Treasurer and also in anyway that I am needed and able to serve. Feel free to contact me directly with any concerns. 

Web Steward

websteward@migreenparty.org

 

According to our By-laws, Responsible for maintaining GPMI owned electronic resources, including website hosting, official email, and marketing email according to the Handbook chapter for Web Steward. Two GPMI members are needed.

 

Jim Becklund

I am taking on this position with a great deal of enthusiasm. I am hoping, through my efforts to see that the Green Party of Michigan and our candidates are extremely visible to our members as well as the "Green Curious" and the general public. 

Roger Nye

I'm ready and determined to do my part in bringing GPMI through the coming year's challenges.  Call me at 231-260-1795 about any web issues, and I will do my best to get them resolved for you.