Serve Your Co-op, Run for the Board
As a democratically-governed co-operative, electing our own Board of Directors is a privilege of being a Member-Owner. Running for the Board is your opportunity to bring enthusiasm, ideas, and effort to the Black Star Co-op. 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 Workers’ Assembly.
A few basics: to run for the Board, you must be a fully invested Member-Owner. If you haven’t yet paid your balance, you can do so here.
You also need to have attended at least one Black Star Board meeting within the last year and attend a Candidate Orientation Session. If you haven’t yet been to a Board Meeting, you have a few more chances before the Fall Members’ Assembly meeting on October 28th. Board meetings are usually 11-2pm on the third Sunday of the month at 5604 Manor Rd.; however, check the website in case of any changes. Candidate Orientation Sessions are scheduled for June 24th at 2:00 p.m., June 26th at 7:00 p.m., July 2nd at 7:00 pm, and July 15th at 3:00 p.m..