Do you want to be more involved in the co-op? Would you like to guide Just Local Food into the future? If you would like to help support the cooperative and work with a dedicated group of people who are passionate about food, you may find a board position very rewarding.
Just Local Food Co-op is seeking candidates to fill 3 customer-owner positions on our Board of Directors. The successful candidates will be chosen by a vote from all eligible cooperative owners.
Refer to this packet for information concerning what it means to be a director. The time commitment has been about 10 hours per month, but might fluctuate. In the packet, you will also find 6 questions designed to help the Board of Directors and owners understand your approach to board governance, finances, cooperative principles and community service. Your responses to these questions will become your “candidate statement” and will be shared with voters online and in-store prior to the election.
Board candidates are encouraged to attend a monthly board meeting, this provides a realistic sense of how the board operates so that a candidate can make an informed decision about seeking a position.
The election will be begin on April 27th and close at our Annual Meeting on May 9th (Save the date- all owners are welcome and you can be sure of a good time!). Owners will have the opportunity to vote either at the store or online.
All interested candidates should submit their “candidate statement” and a recent photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 31, 2017.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the store at (715) 552-3366 or email Rachel Hart-Brinson, Board President, at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!