If anyone would like to run for the NOFC Board of Directors please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a brief personal statement, to be put on the ballot and meeting agenda. All member-owners are encouraged to run. The time commitment to serving on the Board is estimated to be from 5-10 hours of volunteer time per week, sometimes less, sometimes more. Board members are responsible for making informed decisions about legal, governance, employment, membership, contract and negotiations issues. Board members also meet or conference call with NOFC consultants, government officials, bank agents, and attend professional and community meetings as representatives of the NOFC. Board meetings, typically two hours long, occur once or twice per month. You may make your final decision to run for the Board at the Annual Meeting. Members who wish to run will be expected to make a statement at the meeting.
The elections for the Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Member Potluck Meeting in October. Exact date TBA.
This is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate essential new energy from our membership, and to allow new people the chance to serve on the Board of Directors.Though the NOFC Bylaws call for a Board of 5 to 9 Directors; it is often beneficial to cooperatively-run organizations if more people run, in order to provide a democratic choice.Please consider running in the election and/or recruiting others to run for the positions. If you would like to be listed on the ballot, or have more questions about what it means to sit on the Board of Directors, please email email@example.com. Members of the community may invest their owner share at the meeting and run for the Board.