The MRS board of directors is composed of elected officers and directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms with one third of the board changing each year. The president-elect serves three years (as president-elect, president and past president); the secretary is elected for a three-year term; and the treasurer is appointed yearly by the board. All members of the board serve on at least one of the board’s committees: External Relations, Finance, Governance, Nominating, Operational Oversight and Audit, and Planning. Each committee has specific duties and is responsible for formulating policy and strategy in their specific areas for full board consideration.