MAS is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors representative of the museum community. The board develops policy to direct the work of the Association, and the staff are responsible for programs and services.
Board of Directors
The MAS Board of Directors governs the Association through the continual development and review of the Association’s governance policies. These policies fall into four main areas:
Ends policies address why MAS exists and what the board wants the organization to achieve. Governance Process policies specify how the board conceives, carries out and monitors its roles and responsibilities. Board-Staff Relationship policies define how authority is delegated and monitored, and Executive Limitations policies establish prudent and ethical boundaries for all executive activity and decisions.
Board Priorities - Involving members of the Association in the decision-making process is especially important for the Board of Directors. To achieve this, the board meets regularly with member groups (First People's and Saskatchewan Museums Committee, networkers, and special interest group leaders), and has established direct links with individual networks.
Advocating on behalf of members and ensuring that the Association has the appropriate resources to achieve its mandate are also priorities of the board. These two areas will be the focus of much of the board’s work in the coming year.