The executive board recently received notification from Cory Mays of his acceptance of a full-time position with the City of Jackson and his subsequent resignation from the Michigan Music Education Association, effective November 11, 2019. We hope you will join the executive board in congratulating Cory on his new role and in offering our sincere appreciation for his almost ten years of service. The MMEA has experienced significant growth and success under Cory’s leadership and on behalf of the association we extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to Cory in his new position.
We thank Cory for his integral role in the growth of our association. Through recent board restructure, strategic planning, and policy manual revisions, our association is moving forward and growing. We are confident in our ability to continue to advance music teaching and learning, meeting the needs of our membership, educators, students, and other stakeholders.
Please take a minute to read a brief note from Cory, below.
Michigan Music Education Association Executive Board
Lisa Furman, President
Bill Vliek, President-Elect
Karen Salvador, Past President
Carin McEvoy, Treasurer
Brooke Broughton, Secretary
From Cory Mays:
Dear Members, Partners, Constituents, and Friends of the MMEA:
It has been an honor to serve the Michigan Music Education Association as its Executive Director for the past 9+ years. We have seen amazing growth in professional development and student programming, substantive progress in our advocacy and policy efforts, and incredible organizational growth. Working with you all has been one of the greatest joys of my life, and I take with me a bucket filled with wonderful memories. I am embarking on a new journey working with the City of Jackson as the Executive Director of its Downtown Development Authority, and will begin this work on November 12. I extend my thanks to you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you, and I wish you all the best as you continue building a bright future for the MMEA.
Cory L. Mays