Committee: Marketing & Membership Committee

Contact: Steve Koering, Chair -  [email protected]

2021 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.

2021 Report: The Marketing and Membership Services Committee wants to recognize the continued increase in engagement across our membership. We are, again, challenged this year with the ongoing dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic; however, great strides have been made in reducing the impacts on our membership as many of our members lead by example by getting vaccinated. This has included many firefighters across the state providing vaccines in their communities to its vulnerable populations.

Membership in our organization remains a key part of how fire chiefs can build a recovery plan. The many resources on the MFSCA website, the digital E-Newsletters and the magazine are reliable sources for information. All of this is possible as part of your membership in the organization, and now more than ever, you want to stay connected. Membership renewals can be done online on the MSFCA website, 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 2022 membership renewal process begins in December.

2021 has been a challenging year, but the organization remains financially strong because of responsible decision-making by our leadership. We have sustained our membership numbers with 1,550 members representing 353 departments. Our members and the leaders of those departments have made the choice to advance the mission of their departments and the MSFCA. 2022 will allow us to return to some level of normalcy, starting with our Annual Conference which returns this year in Duluth. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with friends, mentors and leaders within the fire service. We know, as leaders in the fire service, that there will be other challenges that require significant engagement and collaboration, and your membership in this organization positions you effectively to respond. The Marketing and Membership Committee plays an integral role in growing our membership, developing our leaders, creating solutions that make it easier for our leaders to lead and reinforcing the return on the investment of being a member of the MSFCA.

This is an exciting time to be part of the MSFCA, and I look forward to speaking with all of you about your ideas.

2021 Marketing and Membership Committee Members

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

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