National Mango Board Accepting Nominations for District 3 Importer

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Produce Trade | 04/05/2021

National Mango Board Accepting Nominations for District 3 Importer

Orlando, Florida (April 5, 2021) – The National Mango Board (NMB) will open nominations for a board member seat that will serve through the end of 2022. The position open is for one (1) District 3 importer. The nomination period will be open from April 12 – 23, 2021.

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.

To narrow the selection of nominees to the two required for submission, mango industry members in the respective district will vote to select the two nominees. The two nominees will be presented to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who will make the final decision regarding the appointment to the board.

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 April 23, 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 x 112.

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. laws 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 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.