Democracy in Action: Co-op Board Nomination Period Open

The Monadnock Food Co-op Board of Directors seeks candidates for this year’s election. Three board seats are open for election every year. The board of directors monitors the operations of the co-op on behalf of its members. The board meets once a month for two hours and board members normally commit to serve on an internal board committee as well. Please read more details below.

To be a director, you must be a Monadnock Food Co-op member-owner. Directors elected in 2014 will serve three-year terms ending in 2017. The Board Nominating Committee oversees the slate of candidates, and there are two ways you can run for the board:


1. Nomination through the Board Nominating Committee
You can nominate yourself by submitting your name to the Board Nominating Committee via Joe Marks, board president, at Potential candidates will be asked to submit a statement of interest and qualifications. Nominations are due by August 15, 2014. The Board Nominating Committee will then review all candidates and create a slate of nominees at their discretion.


2. Nomination by Petition
If you would like to run by petition, you are required to collect the signatures of at least 50 other member-owners in good standing and submit your petition to the Nominations Committee. Candidates running by petition will be required to fill out an application packet and submit a digital photo. Informational interviews with the Nominations Committee are not required but are strongly suggested, and are available by appointment. Candidates may not submit petitions on behalf of another member-owner but only for themselves. Signed petitions are due by September 15, 2014.


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