Seeking Nominations for Belfast Community Co-op’s Board of Directors
*As of midnight on February 16th the Nomination period is closed.*
Since 1976 the Co-op has been integral in Belfast and Waldo County; serving the community, expanding its outreach, responding to the shifting natural foods landscape, and highlighting local vendors and producers. The Belfast Community Co-op is the culmination of hard work and a deep sense of purpose that sprung out of the grassroots effort by 1970s-era back-to-the-landers seeking access to good food at a fair price; a unifying story among food co-ops across the country. We are proud to be an anchor of downtown Belfast for over 45 years and with your help, we will thrive here for 45 more.
Our Co-op serves more than 4,800 co-op owners and provides secure employment for 70+ dedicated local workers. Local farmers and producers in Waldo County rely on us as a year-round storefront to sell their fresh produce, local cheeses, fresh meats, and more.
Join us as a steward of the Co-op and its mission, keeping the Co-op at the heart of the greater Belfast Community. The Board of Directors plays a critical role in ensuring the continued success of the Co-op by setting the standards and policies for the Co-op’s performance and promoting the Co-op’s values and vision. Please send your application by February 16, 2023.
Our dedicated owners are at the heart of our business- our Co-op is a democratically governed and community-owned business that strives to be an inclusive cooperative enterprise. The Board, representing the owners, continues to work with the General Manager in assessing our ongoing needs and projects, including the renovation project for the store and the corresponding plan for a capital campaign.
This year, four seats are up for election. The Co-op’s Board is elected to represent the owners. We hope to find candidates that reflect diverse experiences and talents and look forward to the new ideas and perspectives they will bring to our conversations and decision-making.
The candidate package includes the application form and information to help you better understand the role of a Board member.
Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
Belfast Community Co-op Board of Directors
Belfast Community Co-op
123 High Street
Belfast, Maine 04915