The annual Board of Directors election is almost here! We have four seats opening on the Co-op’s seven-member Board, and five candidates are in the running for the positions. The election will take place from Saturday, March 5th through 6 p.m. PST on Sunday, March 13th.
Owners are encouraged to vote for up to 4 people* from the following slate: Bill Beck, Derick Jiwan, David Nelson, Idgi Potter, and Laurene Sorensen. A Voters Guide with information about the candidates will be published on February 12th. The Candidates Forum will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the 1912 Center. Join us for a social with food and drinks and a chance to meet the candidates before the Q & A session begins!
For the second time in our history this election will be conducted through online voting. Owners can vote online at any time during the election on any web-connected device. Owners also have the option of exercising their ownership’s one vote during business hours at the Customer Service Desk voting kiosk computer. For more information about online voting, click here.
Absentee ballots may be requested between February 15 - March 4. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a printed absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be received by Saturday, March 12.
When you vote in the annual election of owners to our Board, you are engaging in what defines us as a cooperative – we’re a democratic organization controlled by our owners. This democratic process shapes what we do and how we do it.
NOTE: This article has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the withdrawal of candidate Adam Jussel from the election due to time issues.