MDAC Roles, Responsibilities & Eligibility for Nomination

The MDAC was established in 1988 to represent four ethnic dealer groups – African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American.

The advocacy of these representatives are crucial in promoting communication between dealers, managers, candidates and General Motors. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Each MDAC member chosen to represent their ethnic group will hold the following responsibilities in their position:

  • Communicate the voice of the minority dealer body
  • Direct prioritized issues to GM Management/Dealer Executive Board
  • Focus on a free exchange of ideas
  • Maintain direct access to the highest levels of GM leadership
  • Work to place minority dealers, improve customer retention and enhance dealership profitability

Eligibility for Nomination

Dealers interested in a Dealer Council Membership must maintain the following standards:

  • Dealer must be named on Paragraph THIRD in the GM Sales and Service Agreement and must have been a dealer for a minimum of two years at the time of nomination for the election
  • Dealer must be active in the daily operation of the dealership
  • Because of the time required to serve as Council representative, a dealer should carefully consider his/her own situation, particularly:
    • Willingness to represent all minority dealers
    • Articulate all GM minority dealers and candidate concerns
    • The financial performance and Dealership Performance Scores (DPS) of his/her dealership(s)

Dealers who are not profitable or who are in a performance improvement program as it relates to minimum standards under the Dealer Sales and Service Agreement will not be eligible to serve on the Council.

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