Apply for the Board of Directors
Mississippi Market Co-op’s board of directors is seeking candidates to run in our 2019 board election. 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. 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. A digital application is available at the bottom of this page. We ask that you carefully read the board candidate information packet linked below prior to filling out the 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.
Attend a Board Meeting
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 the month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at our Selby location. Please register online to attend a board meeting.
Tuesday, May 28 | Tuesday, June 25 | Tuesday, July 23 | Tuesday, August 27 | Tuesday, September 24
Attend an Information Session
Board candidate information sessions will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 23 at our Selby location (30 minutes prior to these board meetings). Join the board for a light dinner and speak with current members about serving. Please email the board if you would like to attend a candidate information session.
Share a Meal & Engage with Your Board
Meet current board members during a light dinner or brunch. At these gatherings, learn what board leadership does and how your participation in board service can positively impact your co-op community. During these meals, you’ll also have an opportunity to share ideas and suggestions for shaping your co-op’s future. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in running for an open board seat during this coming fall’s board election.
Wednesday, June 26 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | West 7th Store
Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | East 7th Store
Some of your responses to the questions below could appear in the election issue of Mississippi Market’s member newsletter, in an email to member-owners, and on our website. These responses will be the primary basis by which voters will evaluate candidates for election to the board of directors.
Due to space limitations, character count is limited for each question. In the member newsletter, candidates’ responses may be edited further. Full candidate responses will be available on our website during the board election period. We recommend compiling your answers to application questions in a separate document, then copying and pasting them into the digital application below.
Please visit any of our Customer Service desks if you would like a paper copy of the board application.