Each year, NASCO hosts an annual election for the Board of Directors at-large positions. Elections are conducted for four of its 12 three-year seats. These directors will begin their terms at the Spring 2021 board meeting.
The NASCO Board of Directors has primary responsibility for steering the organization’s directions and setting policies while acting as a trustee of the organization. As such, board members do not represent individual co-ops but work toward the common needs of NASCO and member cooperatives. By nominating a candidate for the board your co-op helps to set the direction of the larger NASCO community–we need a strong board to keep NASCO responsive to the needs of the cooperative movement.
NASCO Active Members, Associate Members, and Individual Members have the opportunity to nominate people to fill the open seats on the Board of Directors.
The following is the process for nominating someone to run for the NASCO Board:
- Select a candidate and nominate them formally through a vote by your board or membership.
- You send a completed nomination form to NASCO by November 15, 2020.
- The nominee sends a completed candidate statement to NASCO by November 17, 2020.