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considering joining the board of directors? now is the time… applications due Sept 15!

Take this opportunity to be an active participant in your Co-op’s future
and the future of our community!

Join the Board of Directors!

Board of Directors Application (pdf)

Applications Accepted
August 1 – September 15 (by 9p.m.)
Elections held October 15 – November 15

The Olympia Food Co-op Board of Directors is the elected body that represents the membership by establishing policies, overseeing the operating and capital budgets, approving plans and recommendations, and setting general guidelines for staff and working members. The Board holds ultimate legal responsibility for the operations and actions of the Co-op.

The Board meets once a month on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Each Board member is required to join 2 – 3 committees which also meet 1 – 2 times per month (though this will vary from committee to committee).  Board committees establish plans and policies that are then passed on to the Board or membership for approval. The standing committees include Finance, Expansion, Co-Sound, Ecological Planning, Standing Hiring, Local Products, and Member Relations.  Board members volunteer 10+ hours each month.

Click on these links for more information about the Committees of the Board, our mission statement, and our bylaws.

To be eligible to run for the Board you must be a member of the Co-op with a current address on file, and you must be willing to make a commitment through December 2021.

Each Board Applicant is invited to the make a short speech to the membership at the 2018 Annual Meeting!

Each year the memberships elects three new Board Members.
Elected Board Members serve a three-year term!

The newly appointed Board members will receive an in-depth training on consensus decision-making, finance, organizational overview, and more

Olympia Food Co-op
Board of Directors Application (pdf)

Submit all materials by 9 p.m. on September 15, 2018

Please answer the following questions and email them here  along with a current digital photograph of yourself.

There is a strict, combined 500-word limit to your responses below.




1. Why do you want to be on the Co-op Board of Directors?

2. What general abilities and skills would you bring to the Board?

3. What vision do you have for the Co-op?

4. What else would you like to share?

*Applications will only be accepted by email, unless a reasonable accommodation is needed and requested.

Board of Directors Application (pdf)