Membership and Policy Council

The Membership and Policy Council (MPC) is a 9-member representative elected body comprised of Guild professional members. The MPC supervises the development of Guild policy and position statements and the modification of our Mission and Principles, addresses issues related to membership and member services, and selects the members of the membership and nominating committee in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

Members of the MPC are elected for a 3-year term and may serve for up to two consecutive terms. Election is based upon the most votes received for each candidate as submitted by Professional Members. The MPC holds monthly conference calls and meets in person in conjunction with the Guild National Meetings.

You can find our policy statements here

Current Membership and Policy Council Members


Alex Barrett
Saxtons River, VT

Jon Fosgitt
McMillan, MI

John Gunn
Cumberland, ME

Stuart Hale
Abingdon, VA

Shane Hetzler
Corvallis, OR



  Nancy Patch
Burlington, VT
802-524-6501 ext. 441

Leila Pinchot
Delaware, OH

Robert Turner
Bristol, VT

Bruce White
Raleigh, NC




List current as of January 5, 2017

Read the membership and policy development guidelines here