Committee: Marketing & Member Services Committee

Contact: Steve Koering, Chair -  [email protected]

2019 Mission: It is the mission of the Marketing and Membership committee to promote and educate all fire service leaders on the value of membership, and to promote an inclusive and equitable environment for ideas and action to thrive.

2019 Committee Report: The Marketing and Membership Services Committee continues to collaborate with the MSFCA office on building continued efficiency and sustainability in promoting the MSFCA. Membership renewals are now done online at mfsca.org making it easier for your organization to determine the various ways to engage your department through membership. If you or someone in your department has any questions about renewing, please reach out to the committee or the MSFCA office. As a reminder, the 2020 membership renewal process begins in December.

In addition, we are looking for members to serve on this exciting committee. As we innovate and adapt to the demands of growing our membership, our committee can be a clearinghouse for ideas and energy needed to bring them forward. Growing our membership, developing our leaders, creating solutions that make it easier for our leaders to lead, and reinforcing the return on investment that comes as a result of membership in the MSFCA will ultimately make this one of the most exciting committees to join.

We currently have 1500 individual memberships, with 212 additional magazine subscribers. Over 400 departments are represented in the MSFCA membership. As we explore ideas on how to expand our membership, we need to ensure that we maintain affordability and relevancy for all members. It is up to each MSFCA member to reach out to their neighboring departments who feel as if they may not belong. Through this, we can create a broad based view of Minnesota fire service reality, which is critical for serving the entire state and a key component of building organizational resiliency.

This is an exciting time to be part of the MSFCA and I look forward to speaking with all of you about your ideas. The success of the MSFCA apparel program from last year’s conference points to the needs from members, and we feel this solution will continue going forward. Stay tuned for opportunities to pre-order for the upcoming conference. See you at the conference.

  • Chair: Steve Koering, St Louis Park Fire, Chair
  • Jason Michelson, Fire Chief, Dayton
  • Tim Holmes, Fire Chief, Brainerd

2018 Mission: The mission of the Marketing Committee is to make the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association as visible as possible, act on ideas and suggestions from the membership and to promote any programs, education safety and fire service needs as directed.

2018 Committee Report: The Marketing and Membership Services Committee’s mission is to highlight the value of membership within the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA). The committee builds messages that enhance the organization’s visibility throughout the state of Minnesota. In return, members can benefit from the vast network of resources within our highly performing organization. The committee, which works at the direction of the board of directors, is tasked with creating internal and external content that aligns with the Association’s strategic direction and mission.

The Marketing and Membership Services Committee has worked closely with the MSFCA office this year. Although paper renewals were available for the 2018 membership year, we encouraged members to go paperless and renew online. Numerous detailed email blasts, website posts, letters and magazine excerpts illustrated the various membership types and how to log in to your profile on the msfca.org website. If you or someone in your department has any questions about renewing, please reach out to the committee or the MSFCA office. As a reminder, the 2019 membership renewal process begins in December.

In addition, we are looking for members to serve on this exciting committee. As we innovate and adapt to the demands of growing our membership, our committee can be a clearinghouse for ideas and energy needed to bring them forward. Growing our membership, developing our leaders, creating solutions that make it easier for our leaders to lead, and reinforcing the return on investment that comes as a result of membership in the MSFCA will ultimately make this one of the most exciting committees to join.

We currently have 1500 individual memberships, with 212 additional magazine subscribers. Over 400 departments are represented in the MSFCA membership. As we explore ideas on how to expand our membership, we need to ensure that we maintain affordability and relevancy for all members. It is up to each MSFCA member to reach out to their neighboring departments who feel as if they may not belong. Through this, we can create a broad based view of Minnesota fire service reality, which is critical for serving the entire state and a key component of building organizational resiliency.

This is an exciting time to be part of the MSFCA and I look forward to speaking with all of you about your ideas. There will be a noticeable change in how we promote MSFCA apparel at the upcoming conference, so please stay tuned for opportunities to pre order. See you at the conference.

  • Chair: Steve Koering, St Louis Park Fire, Chair
  • Jason Michelson, Fire Chief, Dayton
  • Tim Holmes, Fire Chief, Brainerd

2017 Marketing and Membership Committee Report

Marketing & Membership Committee File Library