Board Election: Vote through Oct. 30

ImageVoting opened Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the annual Seward Co-op Board of Directors election. This year, there are three at-large seats up for election, each with three-year terms. There is one designated employee director seat open for a two-year term.

Co-op owners elect the board of directors—one vote per owner. Help maintain our healthy co-op democracy and participate in the direction we take as a community-owned business by casting your vote.

The election began Tuesday, Oct. 2, and ends Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Return a paper ballot by dropping it off at the Franklin store, Friendship store or Creamery Café by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. After 4 p.m. on Oct. 30, paper ballots will be accepted only at the Annual Owner Meeting at Coffman Memorial Union, on the University of Minnesota campus, prior to the final call for ballots.

Join Us at the Annual Owner Meeting
Board election results will be announced at the Annual Owner Meeting, Oct. 30. The meeting will feature a dinner and teachings on indigenous foods by Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef. Tickets are available now.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $15 at the door. Children (5-12): $3; Children 4 and under are free. The menu is gluten- and dairy-free and includes vegan and vegetarian options.

Roasted Native Harvest Veg with Maple + Pepita
Wild Rice Salad
Hominy and Squash Soup
Smoked Turkey + Sunchoke (Vegan option is Smoked Forest Mushrooms + Sunchoke)
Sweet Blue Corn Pudding + Dried Fruit + Berries

Vote Online
All co-op owners for whom we have a current email address received emails with a link to vote online. Online voting closed at midnight Monday, Oct. 29.

Vote In Person/By Mail
A paper ballot and election brochure with full details was also mailed to co-op owners. Paper ballots will be accepted at any co-op location until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Paper ballots can also be mailed.

Candidate Forum
The board of directors hosted a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Seward Co-op Creamery Café. The candidate forum was an opportunity to hear from board candidates and mingle with fellow co-op owners.

Learn more about and review the candidates here. Questions? Email

Not an owner? Become one today to have a say in the election. Visit Customer Service for details.