MCDC committee members do much of their work through participation in Standing Committees. Click on a heading to learn more about the Standing Committee.
Budget Development Committee
The Budget Development Committee develops a strategic budgetary plan to meet the goals of MCDC.
Candidate Recruitment Committee
All MCDC Committee Members are expected to speak with their friends, neighbors, and associates about running for local office. MCDC also welcomes candidate suggestions from the community. Once prospects are identified, the MCDC's Chair and Vice Chairs will meet with prospective candidates and discuss the process for running for office. Prospective candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in running and serving and must be able to work collaboratively for the common good. Prospective candidates must also commit the necessary time to the election process and to serving in the role, if elected.
Candidate Training and Campaign Support Committee
The Candidate Training and Campaign Support Committee provides candidates with preliminary orientation for running for office. The committee is responsible for writing and scheduling training sessions on topics such as Canvassing, Fundraising, Community Outreach, Endorsements, VoteBuilder, and Social Media.
This committee is evolving to also define campaign support functions. We are using lessons learned in 2021 to define and establish better support functions for 2023 and beyond.
The Communications Committee develops written communications that help elect candidates to municipal office, that educate MCDC voters, and that promote the work of MCDC.
MCDC raises funds to support local candidates’ election campaigns through direct campaign expenditures and for campaign infrastructure. Funds are also needed for committee-building activities, Election Day expenses, and to support County and State candidates in the MCDC area of responsibility.
Poll Staffing Committee
The mission of the Poll Staffing Committee is to support the MCDC in providing optimal poll coverage and functioning on each Election Day. The work of this Committee includes:
Obtaining the list of “inside workers” for each polling place from the Delaware County Bureau of Elections and keeping it current. Inside workers are: Judge of Election (elected), Inspector (elected) and Clerk (appointed by the Minority Inspector).
Working with Vice Chairs and Committee Members (CMs) to fill any inside worker vacancies before any election.
Working with Vice Chairs to ensure that CMs have arranged for sufficient greeters at each poll and that appropriate information is provided to greeters at each poll.
Organizing strike list training once a year before the general election, as needed.
Organizing greeter training once a year before the primary and prior to the general election, if needed.
Organizing an inside worker “thank you” brunch in the winter of odd numbered years.
The Technology Committee assesses, recommends, and manages digital solutions necessary to effectively promote MCDC and our endorsed candidates.
The Technology Committee also
Trains on the use digital tools when possible
Maintains the MCDC website content
Maintains the electronic mailing system and mailing list
The Technology Committee’s tasks will vary with the skills of the group and will at time complement the expertise of members of the Communications Committee, with whom the Tech Team collaborates. Some of the activities include
Creating the monthly electronic newsletter
Creating social media campaigns and graphics
Monitoring the MCDC Facebook page, the MCDC Facebook group, and the MCDC Twitter account.