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.
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. You can download the Board of Directors Candidate Application (pdf). Applications are due on 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.