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Election 2014

PFC Board of Directors

People’s Food Co-op holds a Board election each year. This year three seats will be filled: one from La Crosse, one from Rochester, and one at large. Each person elected will serve a 3-year term (January 2015 through December 2017).

The Board guides the Co-op by establishing the vision and ensuring the long-term vitality of the Co-op. It ensures that the store operates within our value system while empowering staff to manage day-to-day operations of the store. We seek a wide variety of talent in new candidates.

If you’re interested in applying to be a candidate, here is what you need to know (the schedule and process are a little different from previous years):

  • Starting July 1, 2014, you may pick up an information packet at the customer service desk at either store or download the packet from the PFC website,
  • You must fill out the three forms enclosed in the packet and return them by August 29, 2014.
  • During September and October, Nominating Committee members will evaluate each applicant based on his or her application, a criminal background check, a telephone interview, and an in-person interview. The committee will recommend candidates to the Board based on these evaluations.
  • Applicants who are recommended by the committee and approved by the Board will appear on the ballot. Applicants not approved may petition to be on the ballot using a process described in the information packet.
  • Candidate photos and brief descriptions will appear in the November-December Co-op Shopper. Candidate information will also be available in the stores, on the website, and with the ballots Co-op members receive in November.
  • Co-op members may vote by mail anytime up to the Annual meeting December 6 in La Crosse or at the Annual Meeting.
  • Results are announced within 10 days after the annual meeting. New board members start their terms in January 2015.