Maricopa County Special Health Care District
Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors
The Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors is the governing body for Maricopa Integrated Health System. Each member represents one of the five districts in Maricopa County.
Members of the District Board are public officials, elected by the voters of Maricopa Country. The five members of the Board serve a four-year term.
To schedule time to meet with any one of the Board of Directors please contact the Executive Director of Board Operations, Melanie Talbot at 602-344-5177 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to assist you.
The Board holds a regular monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. An exception may occur if the fourth Wednesday falls on a legal holiday, in which case the Board will select another date and publish it in advance. Special meetings may be called at the Board's discretion. All meetings are open to the public.
During a meeting open to the public, the Board may decide to go into executive session. A majority vote of Board members will authorize the executive session to convene immediately following the vote and that will not be open to the public. Executive session discussions are confidential as required by law.
Agendas for all Board meetings are posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting on this web site and in the glass case in the first floor public elevator lobby, on the south wall in the Maricopa Medical Center, located at 2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008. Back up materials for each agenda item, except executive session items, are available in the office of the Clerk of the Board after the agenda has been posted.
As a convenience to the public, and in the discretion of the Clerk of the Board, back-up materials for the agendas also can be posted on this site. If back-up materials are not posted on this site and you would like a copy, please contact the Clerk of the Board at the Office of the Board, Maricopa Medical Center, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008, (602) 344-5177.
General District Information
Additional Resources and Links:
- Arizona State Legislature - www.azleg.gov
- Attorney General Handbook - Chapter 7
- Arizona Ombudsman - Open Meeting Law
- To review Board of Directors archived meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Board Packets - click here
- General Election information is available from the Maricopa County Elections Department. Click here
Frequently Asked Questions
If you wish to file as a candidate for a seat on the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors, please note this is a nonpartisan board. Candidates for this office will file the appropriate paperwork with the Maricopa County Elections Department. For additional information on the process to run for office, including forms and important dates, please visit the following website: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/candcamp.aspx
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE TERM OF OFFICE?
- The Board of Director for each District will serve a four-year term.
WHAT POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS?
- Positions up for election in 2016:
- District 1, currently held by Mary A. Harden, R.N.
- District 2, currently held by Mark Dewane
- District 5, currently held by Terence McMahon
- Positions up for election in 2018:
- District 3, currently held by Susan Gerard
- District 4, currently held by Elbert Bicknell
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT OF A BOARD MEMBER?
- The Board of Directors holds meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Maricopa Medical Center, with the executive session being held on the Monday prior to the formal meeting. An exception may occur if these days fall on a legal holiday, in which case the Board will select another date and publish it in advance. Meetings average 3 to 4 hours. In addition, throughout the year additional meetings may be called at the Board’s discretion.
- Board member time commitment is important. In addition to meetings, a Board member should allow time for other duties such as reading material/preparation for Board meetings, out-of-town seminars/conferences, speaking engagements, conversing with citizens, and ceremonial events such as groundbreaking events, grand opening, and employee events. Board members can expect to spend 20-30 hours per month on these Board related tasks.
HOW MUCH IS A BOARD MEMBER COMPENSATED?
- Board members shall serve without compensation; however, each member is allowed a per diem when attending meetings of the Board. The per diem amount may not exceed the amount prescribed by A.R.S. § 32-1604 as amended from time to time. The current maximum allowed by this law is $200 per day.
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