Like any large professional organization, MNSHAPE is governed by willing state professionals who are elected by the members of the organization. Governing positions include the president, president elect, past president, secretary, and treasurer, all of whom make up the executive committee along with the executive director, who does not have voting privileges.

The MNSHAPE Board of Directors consists of: (a) the executive committee {1 vote per person, except executive director}, (b) elected division vice presidents (Aquatics/Recreation, Dance, Developmental Adapted Physical Education, Future Professionals, Health, Higher Education, Physical Education) {1 vote per division}, and (c) at-large members {1 vote per group}. This group of individuals makes well thought out decisions for the organization as related to the vision, mission, and goals of MNSHAPE.

In addition to the previously mentioned groups, standing committees have been established to help distribute the workload of the organization. These include but are not limited to: following: (a) State Conference Planning Committee, (b) Finance Committee, (c) Foundations Committee, (d) Legislative Advocacy Committee, (e) Membership Committee, (f) Nominations Committee, (g) Public Relations Committee,  (h) Recognition/Awards Committee, (i) Retirees Committee, (j) Professional Development Projects Committee, (k) Technology Committee, (l) Fundraising Committee (health.moves.minds. Task Force, Mission Impossible, scholarship funding), (m) Future Professionals Coordinator, and the (n) Newsletter Editor

Ad hoc committees may also be established for short periods to address matters of a specific nature relative to the organization. MNSHAPE also has several positions established as coordinators whose responsibility it is to coordinate respective interest areas of future professionals, Health.Moves.Minds, newsletter editor, Let’s Move! Active Schools/Presidential Youth Fitness program, state conference exhibits, MNSHAPE ListServ, and the MNSHAPE Web site.

MNSHAPE has numerous opportunities for its members to become involved. If interested in becoming involved, please contact Lisa Smith, president at