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Run for the Board

Run for the Co-op Board of Directors
April 23, 2021 Lena Tito

Get Involved In Your Co-op

The application to run in the 2022 Co-opportunity Board Election is now available. All owners in good standing (owners since December 1, 2021 with no outstanding share payments due) are encouraged to consider applying for, and serving on our Co-op’s Board.

The application deadline is August 31, 2022

Three seats are available this election cycle and the Co-op’s general ownership will vote on the candidates in October.

We encourage owners interested in applying to complete the application online. Applications are also available in-store. Please direct questions about the application process to

Board Member Responsibility:

The Board’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the financial security of the organization, to hire, monitor, and evaluate the CEO/General Manager, and to assist in setting the long-term strategic vision for Co-opportunity. The Board does not participate in the day-to-day management and operational details of the store (product selection, pricing, hiring, and store policies).

A strong passion and commitment to the Co-opportunity core values:

  • Easy access to sustainable, healthy food,
  • A robust cooperative economy,
  • A thriving community centered on hospitality, kindness, and generosity.

Board Directors must prepare for and attend monthly Board meetings, the Annual Ownership Meeting, the Board annual retreat(s), and other training and development sessions throughout the year. Additionally, Directors participate in Board committees and community events each year. A typical Board time commitment is 10-12 hours per month. Currently, meetings are held online or in-person on the third Wednesday of each month.

2022 Board Election Schedule

Candidate applications deadline: August 31, 2022

Slate of candidates approved by: September 21, 2022

Record date for election: October 1, 2022

First day of election: October 9, 2022

Ballots must be received by: October 23, 2022

Ballot counting date: October 28, 2022

New term begins: January 1, 2023