Michigan Corrections Association
P.O. Box 12022
Lansing, MI 48933
888-MCA-MICH (888-622-6424)
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The name of this Association shall be the Michigan Corrections Association.
The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism and high standards of work performance; to promote an interchange of ideas and experience, at all levels, concerning functions and methods in corrections, correctional institutions and related fields; to educate and inform the public and practitioners, to foster sound legislation and to promote quality services which can impact crime and delinquency in the State of Michigan.


Section 1 – This Association shall be governed by the following bodies: a) The membership of the Association; and b) The Executive Board

Section 2 – All the legislative, executive, administrative and judicial powers of the Association shall be vested in the membership of the Association when in session.

Section 3 - When the Association membership is not in session, all the powers of the Association shall pass to and vest in the Executive Board with the exception of 1) the power to amend the Constitution/By-Laws, 2) to serve as the final court of appeals, and 3) such powers as may be specifically or by necessary reasons delegated by this Constitution to the various officers of the Association.


Section 1 – The officers of this Association shall be the President, Vice President/President Elect, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Past President.

Section 2 - Trustees: The trustees of this Association shall consist of nine members.

Section 3 - Executive Board: the Executive Board of this Association shall consist of the officers of the Association and nine trustees and the immediate Past President.

Section 4 - Election and Term of Office: Officers of the Association and the trustees shall be elected by a plurality of the mail ballot and these results shall be announced on the Association website and in the Association newsletter.

All officers and trustees must be members in good standing for a period of two (2) years prior to election. The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates with two candidates for each office for the office of Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and three Trustees. The positions shall be decided by the plurality vote. The Vice President shall automatically become the President (for the next ensuing two years).

The terms of office of the President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Financial Secretary shall be a period of two (2) years commencing January 1 following the annual meeting. Three Trustees shall be elected annually for three year terms, each beginning January 1 following election.

Section 5 – Duties: The duties of the elected officers of the Association and the Trustees shall be those usually pertaining to such offices, and in addition, include any other duties implied or expressed in this Constitution or in the By-Laws of the Association.


Committees may be provided for in the By-Laws of this Association; other committees may be provided for by majority vote of the Association at its annual meeting, or by the President.


Section 1 – The annual meeting of the Association for the conducting of Association business shall be held in the fall of each year. The time and place of the annual meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Board.

Section 2 - Special meetings, institutes and conferences may be held from time to time under the direction of the Executive Board and notices of such meetings, institutes or conferences shall be given to the membership at least two weeks in advance of such meetings.


Section 1 – Forty (40) regular members of the Association shall constitute a quorum for any annual meeting or special meeting of the Association.

Section 2 – The quorum of the Executive Board of the Association shall consist of one-half plus one of the current make-up of the Board.


The Association shall be a dual chapter association of the American Correctional Association (ACA). The Association may send the President and Vice-President, or other representatives, to conferences, meeting, and other events of the ACA, as approved by the Executive Board. The Association may defray the expenses of those representatives, if funds are available and as approved by the Executive Board.


This Association shall be incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Michigan.


This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the regular members present at the annual meeting, or at any special meeting or called meeting of this Association, provided, however, that the entire regular membership has been notified in writing of such proposed amendment at least 30 days prior to the meeting at which said proposed amendment is to be presented to the Association.