Board of Directors – 2024 Nominations

Sep 13, 2023 | Board of Directors, Co-ops, Coop Board, News

Seeking Nominations for Belfast Community Co-op’s Board of Directors

The nomination period is open now through Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

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 4,900 co-op owners and provides secure employment for 75+ 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.

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.

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.  

This year, five 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. Please send your application by November 15, 2023.

Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cooperatively yours,

Belfast Community Co-op Board of Directors

Candidate Requirements:

1. Fill out and submit the Candidate Application by November 15th.

2. Attend two full Board meetings prior to February 1st.

3. Attend a Board Candidate Orientation Session.

4. Meet one-on-one with a current director.

5. Introduce yourself at the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Interested but looking for more information? Attend a Candidate Q & A! There are two sessions scheduled: October 11th and November 1st at 6pm on Zoom. Click your preferred date to register or reach out to

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