The Board of Directors is elected by the membership to serve a three year term for the Olympia Food Co-op. The Board establishes policies, oversees the operating and capital budgets, approves plans and recommendations, and sets general guidelines for staff and working members. They hold ultimate legal responsibility for the operations and actions of the Co-op.
Board members also serve on various committees, such as finance, member relations, and expansion. Other responsibilities are listed in the bylaws, which the Board is responsible to uphold.
Board members receive working member credit for their time spent in Board and committee meetings. The monthly commitment ranges between 10 to 20 hours.
Elections begin October 15th every year. To apply to the Board of Directors, send in an application by September 1st, and you will become a candidate in the election.
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