Last chance to run for Feather River Food Co-op board of directors

Members of Feather River Food Co-Op are invited to dive into 2022 as a member of the Quincy Natural Foods/Feather River Food Co-Op Board of Directors.

“As you ponder how to best dive into your new resolutions for 2022, consider running for the board of your favorite business right here in Plumas County,” said Scott Stirling, QNF/FRFC Board Development Committee Chair.  “Co-ops are founded upon and thrive because of community, and one of the best ways to deepen your commitment and involvement with your local co-op is to run for a seat on the board of directors.”

Serving on the board allows member-owners to directly participate in the governance and management of the co-op. “Democratic member control is one of the seven cooperative principles we are organized around, and participation in the board is one of the best ways to fulfill that principle,” Stirling stated. “The QNF/FRFC board of directors determines the direction of the organization.”

All member-owners who are in good standing and have been members for at least six months prior to the start of the election on March 1, 2022 are encouraged to consider applying for, and serving on, the board of cirectors.

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Election Handbook materials for the 2022 Board of Directors election will be available both on the QNF/FRFC website here and within Feather River Food Co Op stores in Portola and Quincy. Declarations of interest are due at the end of January.

Three seats are available this election cycle, which closes at the end of March 2022 with terms beginning in April of 2022.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit a declaration of candidacy as contained in the election handbook.

Declarations can be sent to [email protected], and/or the board at [email protected].

The QNF/FRFC general membership votes for the board of directors in annual elections.

“If you’ve longed to deepen your commitment to the co-op and learn the ins and outs of what makes our local co-Op community minded, stable, strong and successful, please consider running for the board,” Stirling said. “Our co-op depends upon community ownership and involvement and serving on the board has provided an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that.”

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Member-owners interested in running with any questions are encouraged to contact board members at [email protected].