Board Function & Responsibility
The Mississippi Market Board of Directors consists of seven to nine directors elected by the membership who are legally responsible for the overall direction and performance of the co-op. The Board carries out this responsibility by establishing broad policy guidelines and by monitoring the performance of the general manager.
The members of the co-op board of directors have the same duties as the directors of any business. Our unique identity as a cooperative also means that our board must act on behalf of our member-owners.
Connect with Your Directors
It’s easy to learn more about your board and how the co-op is run. All member-owners are welcome to attend monthly board meetings. They are typically held on the last Tuesday evening of the month at our Selby store. Find a list of upcoming meetings here.
If you’re not able to make it to a meeting, stop at the customer service desk at either store to review the approved minutes from past board meetings.
If you have a suggestion, question or concern you’d like to raise with the board, send an email to their designated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in serving on the Board?
In accordance with the cooperative principles, Mississippi Market is run by democratic member control. Each October at our annual meeting, every single member-owner has the opportunity to vote in the Board of Directors election.
Prior to applying to be a board candidate, we invite you to attend a Board Meet & Greet or a board meeting to talk to a current director for more insights into the role. For more information about our board and the election process, visit the board of directors page of the website. You can download the Board of Directors Candidate Application (pdf) here. Applications are due Friday, August 12, 2016.
Member-owners who are interested in serving on the Board can contact the Board via email@example.com at any point during the year to learn more about how to run.