Apply for the Board

The Elk River Area Food Co-op is governed by the Board of Directors who is elected by the member-owners. The Board’s role is to represent the member-owners, to create and implement a vision for the co-op, and develop policies that guide movement toward that vision. This is a “working” board. Directors are expected to assist with various tasks and/or needs, volunteer for at least two events throughout the year, and attend monthly board meetings. Board directorship is an excellent way to participate in a dynamic and effective process that helps to support a successful cooperative venture.

All members of the Elk River Area Food Co-op will have the opportunity to vote for new board members at the Annual Meeting held in November 2017. There will be a ballot vote for potential board members and those receiving the most votes will be elected to begin serving a 3-year term starting in November 2017.

We are currently looking to fill two vacant board positions.

Please help lead us to success and apply today.


Apply Today:

The application can be completed online or a Board Application can be downloaded, completed and mailed back. Please mail to PO Box 64 Elk River, Minnesota 55330 or fill out the form below.

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Application Instructions

Please complete the questions on this application in as much detail as possible. All interested persons are encouraged to apply.

Please note: all board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings.

The monthly board meeting potluck is held the 3rd Monday of the month in the Community Room at Granite Shores in Elk River from 6pm to 9pm. For the most up to date meeting schedule please check our event calendar. Meetings are open to any co-op owner, and we request you email elkriverfoodcoop@gmail.com in advance of the meetings to indicate your intention to attend. This will allow us to notify you in the event of scheduling changes and to make arrangements to let you in the meeting room. Please bring a dish to share!

Prior to submitting your application please review our bylaws.

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