Have You Considered Running for the Board of Directors?

At our annual meeting of member-owners in October, we will elect new members to the Board of Directors of Monadnock Food Coop. Have you considered running for our Board?

On Monday evening, May 14 your Board of Directors will host a candidate information meeting designed to provide you with all the information you need to consider board service. The informal meeting, scheduled from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hannah Grimes Center, 35 Roxbury Street in Keene, will give you information about board service in our member-owned co-op, share the steps leading up to the October election, and give you plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Our co-op is a democratically controlled member organization with a nine-member Board of Directors, each elected during our annual member-owners’ meeting in October to serve a three-year term. Directors work for the benefit of the co-op and all its owners, collectively taking responsibility for the legal and fiduciary health of the co-op.

Board guiding documents include a policy register which defines the roles and responsibilities of both the General Manager, to whom oversight of all daily operations is delegated and the Board of Directors. We are guided by our “Ends Statements” which outline the key results we aim toward, like fostering the growth of sustainable local food systems and providing a marketplace that welcomes and connects the community.

To be considered for candidacy we ask that you complete an application and attend an introductory board meeting. If elected, you’ll work with a dedicated, capable, positive group of people who love our co-op as you do and who work together toward its continued success. We have three seats to fill. Maybe one of them is for you?

For more information contact [email protected].