The three main functions of the Board are (1) to ensure the sound management of the Co-op’s resources, (2) to act as representatives on behalf of the owners, and (3) to plan for the future of the business. Our Board hires and oversees the General Manager, and the General Manager supervises the operation of the business. Our owners have a direct say in how the business is run by electing the Board, voicing their opinions, and choosing to attend monthly board meetings. The nine-member Board of Directors is made up of elected owners who serve staggered three-year terms.
What Qualities Should Board Members Possess?
- An interest in helping the Good Foods Co-op grow and succeed
- A passion and alignment to the Good Foods mission
- An inclusive mindset, a belief that diverse perspectives best reflect the goals of the community, and a desire to create equitable solutions that support a healthy community
What Does a Board Meeting Look Like?
Our Board follows a Policy Governance structure, which is different from many traditional board formats. In Policy Governance, daily operations and decision making (the means) are left to the General Manager while the board oversees the General Manager and focuses on the overarching goals (the ends).
Apply Now to be a Board Member Nominee
Step 1: Read the Job Description to understand the duties, responsibilities, and expectations of Board Members
Step 2: Fill out the application below
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
After you submit your application, a current Board member will reach out to discuss next steps.