Serve Your Co-op - Run for the Board of Directors

Have you ever wondered how you can be even more involved at our Co-op? If so, have you considered running for the Board of Directors? Running for the Board is an opportunity to bring your enthusiasm, ideas, and leadership to the Black Star Co-op.

As a democratically-governed cooperative, electing our own Board of Directors is one of the benefits of being a Member-Owner. If you would like to help the Co-op by crafting policies and principles, representing the best interests of the Member-Owners, and collaborating with the Workersʼ Assembly, then I highly encourage you to run for one of the three open Board positions this year. No prior experience is required.

To run for the Board, you must first be a fully invested Member-Owner. If you havenʼt yet paid your balance, you can do so online or at the Co-op. Second, please download the Election Packet here. It contains information about the election, important dates, candidate questions for the website, and the Declaration of Candidacy youʼll need to sign and return to the Co-op. Next, you will need to have attended at least one Black Star Board meeting within the last year. The last available Board meeting to attend is Sunday, September 19 from noon until 3pm at 7010 Easy Wind Dr., Ste. 210 in the Midtown Commons development.

Finally, you will need to attend one of the following Candidate Orientation Sessions at Black Star. Please email leadershipdevelopment@blackstar.coop which orientation session you will be attending so that the Board members will be on the look out for you.

Wed, Aug 19 8:00 PM
Sun, Aug 23 2:00 PM
Tues, Aug 25 6:00 PM
Sat, Aug 29 2:00 PM

If you have any questions about running for the Board of Directors or are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact leadershipdevelopment@blackstar.coop.