Board Function & Responsibility

In accordance with the cooperative principles, Mississippi Market is run by democratic member control. Mississippi Market’s 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, recommending updates to our Articles and Bylaws – the legal documents that define and guide the co-op – and monitoring the performance of our general manager. Co-op board members have the same duties as directors of any business. The unique identity of our cooperative also means that the board must act on behalf of our member-owners.


Serve on the Board

One of the perks of co-op membership is the ability to apply to run for an open board seat. Each October, co-op member-owners 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. Learn more by submitting a board interest request and we’ll get back to you soon with additional details.


Ready to Apply?

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. 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.

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