Interested in serving on the Coop’s Board of Directors? Nominations are now open!
There is one opening on the Board for a term of three years.
If you wish to submit your name for nomination, you must declare your candidacy by submitting a statement of up to 750 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates may also opt to include a small photo for online publication. Deadline for candidacy submission is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
DECIDING AND VOTING
Candidates will have the opportunity to present their platform at the March 28, 2023 General Meeting. Every member will receive an online ballot via email in May. Paper ballots will be available upon request. Voting will take place at the Annual Meeting to be held on June 27, 2023.
DUTIES OF THE DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors comprises five elected Coop members and the senior General Coordinator present. Members serve three-year terms. Members of the Board are expected to attend General Meetings monthly. They receive Coop work credit for their attendance. From our inception in 1973 to the present, the monthly General Meeting has been the decision-making body of the Coop. Since the Coop was incorporated in 1977, we have been legally required to have a Board of Directors. The Bylaws of the Park Slope Food Coop state: “The portion of the Board of Directors meeting that is devoted to receiving the advice of the members shall be known as the General Meeting […] The members who gather to give advice to the directors may choose to vote in order to express their support or opposition for any of the issues that have come before the meeting.”
For more information about Coop governance, please see The GM and the Board of Directors and Amended Bylaws of Park Slope Food Coop, Inc.