The National Mango Board is accepting nominees for seven board member
positions with terms beginning in January. Nominations will be accepted
through May 11.
The board is made up of mango importers, foreign producers and a first
handler who dedicate themselves to the mission, goals and objectives of the
board. These board members work closely with the NMB staff to carry out
marketing, research and industry relations programs to benefit the mango
The positions currently open for nominations are one importer in District II,
two importers in District III, one importer in District IV, and three foreign
producers. All positions are for three-year terms, except for the importer
position in District II, which is for a one-year term.
The U.S. secretary of agriculture ultimately makes the appointments to the
board from the final slate of nominees. For each importer position, two
nominees will be forwarded to the secretary. In order to narrow the field from
many nominees to just two, the mango industry members in that district will
vote to select the two nominees from whom the secretary will choose.
For the foreign producer positions, nominations are accepted either through
the foreign mango organizations or directly from eligible individuals. All
nominations for these positions will be forwarded to the secretary for a final
decision on the appointments.
Mango industry members interested in serving as a member of the board
should visit www.mango.org/nominations for complete details and the
necessary forms. The deadline for nominations to be received at the board
office is May 11. Questions about the nominations and appointment process
should be directed to Marilda Peele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407/629-
7318, ext. 106.