Vote for the 2017 Board of Directors!
Our annual board of directors election has begun. Member-owners, including co-op staff member-owners, are highly encouraged to exercise your democratic member right to vote. Voting for new board members makes a direct impact in our community and expresses the values you wish to see in the world. Not yet a member? Become one today!
There are currently 3 seats open – we bid grateful farewells to Board Chair Mia Taney, Vice Chair Sara Kujawski, and Governance Committee Member Megan McGuire. This year, as you vote for new board members, we also invite you to vote for how $9,183.67 in abandoned equity will be used among three community partners, including Food Co-op Initiative, Frogtown Farm, and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Funds will be dispersed based on the proportion of votes received. Election results will be posted on Thursday, October 19, the day after our Annual Member-Owner Meeting & Celebration. Every vote counts!
Board Function & Responsibility
In accordance with the cooperative principles, Mississippi Market is run by democratic member control. The Mississippi Market board of directors consists of seven to nine elected member-owners chosen by the membership who are legally responsible for the overall direction and performance of the co-op. The board carries out this responsibility by establishing broad policy guidelines and by monitoring the performance of the general manager.
The members of the co-op board of directors have the same duties as the directors of any business. Our unique identity as a cooperative also means that our board must act on behalf of our member-owners.
Connect with Your Directors
It’s easy to learn more about your board and how the co-op is run. All member-owners are welcome to attend monthly board meetings. They are typically held on the last Tuesday evening of each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at our Selby store, unless otherwise noted.
If you are unable to attend a board meeting, you may stop by the customer service desk at any store location to review approved minutes from past meetings. If you have a suggestion, question, or concern you’d like to raise with the board, please send an email to email@example.com.