One of the perks of co-op membership is the ability to apply for an open board seat. Mississippi Market’s board of directors consists of seven to nine elected member-owners chosen by the membership-at-large who are legally responsible for the overall direction and performance of the co-op. The board determines the long-range vision for the co-op, provides financial oversight, and sets policies to guide the general manager in achieving our strategic priorities.
We’re currently seeking candidates to run in our 2019 board election. Three open seats for the 2019-2022 board term are open to new candidates. This is an exciting opportunity to serve your community and lead your co-op in shaping our collective future. This year’s board election will be held in October, ending at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 23. Board candidate applications are due Wednesday, August 7.
Please carefully read the board candidate information packet prior to filling out your application. In addition to completing the application, you must email the board with a copy of your resume or summary of experiences. Please visit any of our Customer Service desks if you would like a paper copy of the board application.
Prior to running for the election, each prospective board candidate must attend at least one board meeting. Board meetings typically take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at our Selby location. Please register online to attend a board meeting if you are interested in applying to run for an open board seat.