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This October, co-op member-owners will elect new board members for three-year terms. This is an exciting opportunity to serve your community and lead your co-op in shaping our collective future. The board of directors sets policy and governance parameters and acts as the decision-making body for your co-op’s overall strategic direction and performance. By joining the board, you’ll have a chance to help improve access to healthful, local foods and support a more just, equitable food system. The board meets monthly as a whole and each member sits on at least one committee. The average time commitment required for sitting board members is 10 hours per month and compensation is provided.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 8, 2018.


This year, we are seeking candidates who bring experience in the following areas: diversity and inclusion; local food systems; community connections; and socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable business practices. Board member diversity remains a top priority. Diversity of skills, mindsets, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives make for a stronger decision-making body and ensures we are representative of the communities we serve. Please join us in our efforts to bring cooperative values to St. Paul!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more, please attend an upcoming board meeting, Dinner with the Board of Directors, or $3 Community Dinner to speak directly with current board members.

You can also submit a board interest request to learn more before applying. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for our co-op’s future!

This year, the board of directors also has volunteer opportunities available for member-owners who are unable to commit to full board service but still wish to serve. We are currently searching for volunteers to sit on our Audit Committee and take part in our Governance Committee’s board-slating process for new board candidates. If you are interested in either, please contact the board at board@msmarket.coop.

Call for Audit Committee Members

Searching for members who have expertise or interest in finance and are curious to learn about the financial health of their co-op. Each year, the co-op hires an independent auditing firm to review our quarterly financial statements. Co-op members are invited to participate in this committee to hear first-hand financial results from our auditors. This year’s Audit Committee meeting will take place at our Selby store on Thursday, September 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Call for Board-Slating Members

Searching for co-op member-owners to assist with board candidate selection to help choose who will appear on this year’s election ballot.

Board applications may be picked up in-store at Customer Service and are also available digitally above. All member-owners are eligible to apply and may also vote for new members during the election process.