The Belfast Co-op is governed by a Board of Directors elected by Co-op member-owners to serve those member-owners. The BODs’ essential role is to set and monitor policy that guides Co-op management.
The BOD has legal responsibility for the Co-op and is directly accountable to the member-owners to ensure that all business is conducted legally, prudently, ethically, and in accordance with the Cooperative Principles, our Mission and Ends statements, and Bylaws.
Director nominees should have organizational, communication and/or group process skills. Also helpful is experience in Policy Governance and facilitating meetings in a cooperative manner, utilizing modified consensus decision making. A nominee should have the ability and willingness to make a time commitment of 5-9 hours per month.
A nominee will need to have been a Co-op member-owner for a least six months as of January 1, 2016, the start of the nomination period. The nomination period will close Sunday, February 21 with the election commencing at the Annual Meeting, March 13 and concluding April 10 or extending, if necessary, to reach a vote quorum of 10% of the total membership.
*Nomination application packets are available at Customer Service in the Co-op and by clicking HERE.
These packets contain and application form and information useful to understanding the governance, responsibilities, and expectations of the Board.
The Belfast Co-op Nominations Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all with an interest in serving the Belfast Co-op!