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Run for the Board of Directors

Our board of directors is made up of 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, the 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 meetings on May 31, June 28, and July 26, the board will hold a candidate information session beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Upon attending an info session and board meeting, interested candidates learn more about candidacy, receive details about the expectations of candidates and obtain candidate materials. The deadline for candidates to submit a form and essay for 2022 is Monday, Aug. 1. The 2022 election will occur in October.

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2022 Election Details

There are three at-large seats open. All have a three-year term. There is one designated employee director seat open, which is a two-year term. Current employees of Seward Co-op are eligible to run for the designated employee director seat or an at-large seat.

The co-op’s articles and bylaws allow up to two seats to be filled by current employees. In the event there is more than one employee candidate in the at-large pool, only the top vote-getting employee will be seated. Employees of Seward Co-op must specify which seat they are seeking: at-large or designated employee director.