Board of Directors seeks candidates for 2014 election

The Nominations Committee for the Dubuque Food Co-op is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming election of two new directors to a 3-year term on our board.  The following time-line describes the process for filing a nomination for candidacy, announcement of candidates, voting, and approval of the two new directors at our annual meeting this spring.

January 1 through February 3, 2014   

Nominations accepted  

Members in good standing (having a fully paid membership) interested in running for a director position should send by post or email a one-line statement of interest  in candidacy to:  

DFC Secretary Karla Braig 

955 Washington St., Suite 107 

Dubuque, IA 52001

or

k.braig@dubuquefood.coop

Eligible candidates will then be asked to respond to a brief questionnaire and to sit for a photo.  All candidates’ photos and responses will be compiled to comprise the ballot for the election.   Announcement of the slate of candidates will be made to the membership in the February member newsletter.

February 12 through March 7, 2014   

Election period

On-line ballots will be sent electronically to those members with email addresses, and paper ballots will be mailed by post to those without email.  Remember, each membership qualifies for one ballot.   Following the close of the election, the ballots will be verified and counted.

March 12, 2014   

Annual Meeting of the Dubuque Food Co-op

The two candidates receiving the two largest vote totals will become the new directors.  At the annual meeting, the current board of directors will approve the two new directors and will retire the outgoing two directors.   Officers of the board of directors will be voted upon by the board at the next meeting of the directors.

For further information regarding the qualifications, powers, and duties of board directors, please see Article IV in our By-Laws on the DFC website.  For general information about service as a director, contact Katie Giannakouros at katie.giannakouros@gmail.com or Mary Moody at m.moody@dubuquefood.coop or (563)-584-9300.