Since 2006, the Nebraska Food Cooperative has been run mostly by a very active and dedicated board of directors. Some of them are still the original incorporators of our organization. Recent changes have now enabled NFC to actually pay our general manager (formerly a volunteer position) to handle many of the business activities that were previously performed by board members. This bodes very well for the future of NFC.
Meanwhile, it is time to schedule elections. This year, terms for three board members are expiring and need to be filled. Board directors serve three-year terms that start in September, are expected to attend monthly board meetings (in-person and conference call meetings), and participate in email board discussions.
If you are interested in running for a director position, please send your intention statement/biography (100-200 words) and picture (jpg) to our general manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 31.
On the other hand, if you aren’t quite ready to participate as a director of NFC, we also have an advisory board where you can get your feet wet and participate in co-op decisions without any of the responsibilities. The advisory board makes an excellent starting position for members wanting to be more involved and/or exploring the possibility of a term as a director. Although it is encouraged, there is no requirement to be a member of the advisory board prior to being elected as a director.
Early next month, voting members will receive a biography of each candidate, voting instructions, and a ballot.
Please note that director positions are only available to voting members and only voting members are entitled to vote for board directors.