About the 2021 Board Election
The 2021 Seward Co-op Board of Directors election will occur in October. All Seward Co-op owners may cast a ballot, and any Seward Co-op owner may be a candidate. Our current board members invite interested owners to run for the open seats in the upcoming election.
In 2021, there are three at-large seats open. Current employees of Seward Co-op are eligible to run for at-large seats, however only the top vote-getting employee may be seated. This is because Seward Co-op bylaws restrict the total number of employees on the board to two, and one employee director is currently mid-term in the designated employee director seat.
Run for the Board of Directors
Our board of directors are co-op owners passionate about Seward Community Co-op and the cooperative business model. Our directors bring a wealth of varied backgrounds and skills to the board. Interested candidates can find more information on eligibility, candidacy process and board members’ responsibilities here.
All potential candidates are required to attend an online board meeting and candidate info session to be eligible to run in the election. Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, calling to order at 6:15 p.m. Prior to the meetings on June 1, June 29 and July 27, the board will hold a candidate information session beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Upon attending a board meeting, interested candidates learn more about candidacy, receive details about the expectations of candidates and obtain candidate materials. Candidates need to submit a form and essay by Thursday, Aug. 5.