National Mango Board Accepting Board Nominations

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Produce Trade | 01/07/2021

National Mango Board Accepting Board Nominations

Orlando, Florida (January 7, 2021) – The National Mango Board (NMB) is currently seeking nominations for six board member positions to serve three-year terms beginning January 2022. The positions currently open are: two (2) District 1 importers, two (2) foreign producers, one (1) domestic producer, and one (1) first handler.

By actively participating in the NMB, board members have the opportunity to shape the future direction of board programs for years ahead through innovative research and promotional activities, while also fostering a thriving industry. Candidates must be willing to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of board membership and meet certain requirements to be eligible.

The National Mango Board currently has 21 members, including eight importers, two domestic producers, one first handler, seven foreign producers, two importers of frozen mangos and one foreign processor of frozen mangos.

Once a final slate of nominees is selected, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will make the final decision regarding appointments to the board. For each importer, domestic producer and first handler position, two nominees will be forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture. To narrow the selection of nominees to the two required for submission, mango industry members will vote for their respective district, domestic producer and first handler positions to select the two nominees per position for the Secretary of Agriculture to choose.

Foreign producer nominations will be submitted by mango foreign producing organizations or themselves. All nominations for these positions will be forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture for a final decision on the appointments.

Mango industry members who are interested in serving as a member of the NMB should visit www.mango.org/nominations for complete details, updates, and the necessary forms. Nominations must be received at the NMB office no later than February 26, 2021. Questions about the nominations and appointment process can be directed to Anna Deschamps-Polonia at Apolonia@www.mango.org or by phone at 407-629-7318 x112.

The NMB encourages industry members without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, size of business/operations, and marital or family status or other basis protected by U.S. law to participate in NMB activities and seek a position on the board.

The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported fresh and frozen mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One serving or ¾ cup of the superfruit mango contains 70 calories, 50% of daily value of vitamin C, 15% of daily value of folate, 15% of daily value of copper, 8% of daily value of vitamin A, 8% of daily value of vitamin B6, 7% of daily value of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at www.mango.org.