Run for the Board of Directors

Are you an owner of Seward Co-op who would like to:

  • shape strategic, long-term plans for the co-op;
  • learn about issues in the cooperative and natural foods sectors; and
  • develop policies that govern the co-op?

Then, please consider running for the board of directors!


Serving on the board is fulfilling and challenging. It requires a strong sense of teamwork and a willingness to learn about the cooperative business model. Directors represent all owners and typically serve three year terms. Candidacy for the board of directors is open to any Seward Co-op owner. Lend your expertise to a thriving, community-owned enterprise!

Candidate Information

If you are considering running for the board, request a candidate packet by clicking here. Or, you can pick one up in person at the co-op's Customer Service desk. The deadline to submit candidate materials is Aug. 18. All candidates are required to attend one orientation meeting and one board meeting to be eligible to run in the election.

Orientation meetings are Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. in the co-op’s classroom.

Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month, at 6:15 p.m. in the co-op’s classroom. Upcoming dates are: July 29 at Sabathani Community Center, August 26 and September 30.

Employees of Seward Co-op must specify on their candidate application which seat they are seeking: at-large or designated employee director.