Get Involved In Your Co-op
Applications to run in the 2023 Co-opportunity Board Election are officially open!
All owners in good standing (owners since December 1, 2022, with no outstanding share payments due) are encouraged to consider applying for and serving on our Co-op’s Board.
Three seats are available this election cycle and the Co-op’s general ownership will vote on the candidates in October.
To apply, download the application and email it to email@example.com by August 31st, 2023.
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.
Election Reference Materials
2023 Board Election Schedule
August 1-31, 2023 – Candidate application period
September 20, 2023 – Candidates approved by Board
October 1, 2023 – Record date for election
October 15, 2023 – First day of election
October 31, 2023 – Ballots submission deadline
November 2, 2023 – Ballot counting date
January 1, 2024 – New term begins