Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

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Are you our next Board member?

This is an incredible opportunity to become involved in a meaningful community project with a team of passionate and dedicated individuals. It's all hands on deck as we complete our Community Investment Program (CIP), design our store and hire our General Manager.

All Owners are welcome to run. Those with skills in grant writing, finance, human resources, and architecture are strongly encouraged to throw their hat in the ring. We need YOU to make our store a success!

There are four (4) positions up for election. Elected Board members serve a term of three years (or less, if elected or appointed to a position vacated by a previous Director who did not complete their term).

To be a qualified Board member:

  • Candidate must be a Prairie Food Owner in good standing for at least 3 months.
  • Candidate must not have any conflict of interest with Prairie Food Co-op.
  • Elected Board members serve a term of one to three years (candidates with the most votes get the longest terms). Board members are limited to three consecutive terms.

Board Expectations

Currently, the Board of Directors meets monthly (1st Tuesdays at 7:00-9:00 pm). There is an expectation that Board members will reasonably attend all meetings. The Board uses shared online management tools and Directors must therefore have access to the internet and e-mail. In addition to monthly Board meetings. Directors are also expected to be present at Owner meetings and some outreach events. The Board of Directors’ duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing the operations and finances of Prairie Food Co-op, establishing policies to govern operational decisions, preparing for an Owner Loan campaign, and assuring that the purpose and mission of Prairie Food Co-op are properly carried out. As Board members can attest, this is very rewarding and will give you the opportunity to influence policies that will determine Prairie Food’s direction and make our store a reality. Board members will tell you it’s really exciting to take such an active role in the process of starting a co-op in our community. 

Election Process

Candidate profiles will be posted online in mid-April. All Owners in good standing will be given the opportunity to vote for Board candidates. Voting will be conducted securely online from April 22 - April 29. Paper ballots will be mailed by request only and available at the Annual Owners Meeting on April 29. Election results will be announced on May 3, 2021. 

Candidate Info Session

All owners considering running for the Board are required to attend the Candidate Information Session on Thursday, March 25 from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom. (Link will be forwarded to all RSVPs the day prior). RSVP here. Directors will review the role of the Board and expectations for Directors.

If interested in running for the Board, please:

 

Questions?

Please send us an email

 

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