2021 Board of Directors Elections
City Market, Onion River Co-op's Board of Directors consists of nine members, elected from the general Membership. Elections are held annually and Directors typically serve for a term of three years. Members can vote for up to 5 candidates this year.
Applications for candidates interested in running for a seat on the Board for the 2022-2024 term were due on Tuesday, September 1, 2021.
Voting is Easy!
The voting period runs from Wednesday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 27 with early voting starting the evening of Online Member Meeting. The online ballot includes the candidates’ pictures, their full candidate statements, and their resumes (in random order). You can also find this information below and in the elections flyer you should have received in the mail. This is the sixth year of our new rating system that shows you which learning opportunities each candidate completed. Review the information inside your elections flyer for more details.
- Visit citymarket.simplyvoting.com
Your username is your Member number. Your Member number is listed on the address portion of the flyer you will have received in the mail. If you are using the Member number from the back of your Member card, remember to only use the last 4 or 5 digits after the zeroes and drop the final digit (if separate from the other numbers) as it’s just a “check digit”.
Your password is the first initial of your first name and your entire last name (all in lowercase). If your last name is hyphenated or includes an apostrophe, please leave them out. For example, if your name was “Co-op Member-Worker”, your password would be “cmemberworker.”
Vote For Up To 5 Candidates
Once you’ve completed voting, you will be issued a confirmation receipt from the Simply Voting system. Candidates will be chosen by simple majority, so the three candidates who receive the most votes will be elected for 3-year terms, starting January 2022 and ending December 2024. The candidate with the fourth most votes will be elected to the 2-year term, starting January 2022 and ending December 2023. The candidate with the fifth most votes will be elected to the 1-year term starting January 2022 and ending December 2022.
If you have any questions about voting, please contact:
Patrick at (802)-861-9707 or email@example.com
Please note: Your Membership must be active and your equity current in order to vote for Board Members
Meet the Candidates
Click on each candidate to read their statements and resumes.
City Market, Onion River Co-op Board of Directors' candidates must:
- Be a City Market/Onion River Co-op Member in good standing. Any household member wanting to run for the Board must purchase equity under their own Membership by September 1, 2021.
- Be 18 years of age as of September 1, 2021.
- State all potential conflicts of interest on application and must not have an overriding conflict of interest.
The Onion Code
In an effort to better educate new candidates about Board work, the Board asked candidates to complete a list of optional preparedness activities. Under each candidate name, you will find color-coded onions corresponding to the preparedness activities each candidate completed. Current Board Members are listed as incumbents. The checklist of activities is as follows:
- Attended an orientation (blue onion)
- Read materials related to Policy Governance (yellow onion)
- Reviewed a Board packet from a prior meeting (purple onion)
- Attended a Board meeting (red onion)
- Talked with a current Board Member (black onion)
Thank you for casting your vote in October and participating in Co-op Governance!