Board Member Application
The application deadline for the 2020 Hampden Park Co-op Board of Directors Election
is October 25, 2020.
Completed applications may be emailed to
or delivered to
the back office at the co-op. Elections will be held during the general meeting and our
election process also allows for candidate nominations from the floor. This year there are
three director positions open in the election. Terms would run from October 2020 thru
Board Member responsibilities
The Hampden Park Co-op Board of Directors currently meets once a month for 2–3
hours. The board also conducts an annual day long retreat. Directors are expected to
be familiar with all meeting materials and also check their e-mail every other business
day to be involved with board communication. Directors are expected to serve on at least
one committee. Candidates should expect to put in at least 10 hours a month to fulfill
the duties of a director. All directors on the board have a fiduciary responsibility, which
means they must work for the benefit of the co-op and all of its member-owners.
The Hampden Park Board of Directors use Policy Governance as the model for overseeing
the co-op. Policy Governance is a detailed and comprehensive method used to structure
and organize the board’s work of developing, monitoring and evaluating the goals and
desired ends of the co-op. Hampden Park Co-op’s policies, or “ends statements,” are
written statements of the board’s vision, values and perspectives which provide the
guidelines for the co-op’s General Manager (GM), and establish the basis for the board’s
evaluation of her performance. The use of Policy Governance helps ensure that the board
does not involve itself in store operations. New board members attend a day long training
through Cooperative Development Services that will provide you with a strong foundation
to serve as a director.
Our Annual Meeting this year will be Virtual
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Area of Expertise
Previous Board Experience
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