Want to make a bigger impact?

run for the Basics Co-op Board of Directors! 

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  • all active Basics Co-op Owners eligible*

  • all-volunteer board meets bimonthly

  • 2 of 5 seats up for election

  • Co-op Owners vote April 29 - May 5, 2018

Your Co-op is governed by an elected, volunteer board made up of 5 Basics Co-op Owners. The main responsibility of the Basics Board is to establish policies to advance the mission and goals of the Co-op. They are also tasked with long-term financial planning, approval of any major plans or commitments, and supervision of the general manager. The Board meets for approximately 2 hours every other month to carry out these duties.

2 seats are up for election to 2-year terms beginning this June. Current Board member Clarice Green has notified the co-op of her intent to run for re-election, and Dr. Carrie Kaiser has notified she intends to step down (click here to see the 2017-2018 Board).

In keeping with our democratic cooperative governance, any active Co-op Owner can run for election to the Basics Board. All active Co-op Owners are encouraged to vote! In addition to the satisfaction of helping our co-op continue to grow and thrive, Board members receive an additional 15% daily discount.

This year’s Board election will take place April 29 – May 5, at the store and online. Results will be announced in June.

See application info below. Thank you for your interest! If you know someone you think would be perfect for the job – please pass this on!

* active = fully vested or up-to-date on installments

Basics Co-op Board of Directors Application Information:

-Application Deadline:  Friday, April 13

-Email to basics4lynnette@gmail.com, or mail to:

Lynnette Wirth, General Manager

Basics Cooperative

1711 Lodge Drive

Janesville, WI 53545

-Include your name and Co-op Owner number. 

-Include a photo.

-Answer the following questions for your candidate profile (these will accompany the ballot)

1)    Why do you want to be elected to the Basics Cooperative Board?

2)    What special skills or experience will you bring to the Board?

3)    What role do you think Basics offers in our Community?

Please feel free to contact Lynnette Wirth with questions at (608)754-3925 or basics4lynnette@gmail.com.