Board of Directors Nomination Process Open!
All Coop member-owners are welcome to place their name in nomination for the two open Board of Directors positions. The Coop is seeking a slate of candidates that reflects the rich diversity of the Coop membership. The deadline for declaring your candidacy is Monday, March 1, 2021.
Openings: There are two openings on the Board. Each position is for a term of three years.
Candidate Deadline: If you wish to place your name into 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 and in the member proxy mailing. Deadline for candidacy submission is Monday, March 1, 2021.
Deciding and Voting: Candidates will have the opportunity to present their platform at the March 30, 2021, General Meeting. Every member will receive a proxy package in late May. The Annual Meeting will be held on June 29, 2021.
Duties of the Directors: The Board of Directors is comprised of five elected Coop members and the senior General Coordinator present. Members serve three-year terms. Members of the Board are expected to attend GMs monthly. They receive Coop work credit for their attendance.
The General Meeting & The Board of Directors: From our inception in 1973 to the present, the monthly General Meeting has been the decision-making body of the Coop. Since the Coop 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.”