Want to help steer your Co-op into the future?

run for Basics Co-op Board of Directors! 

  • all active Basics Co-op Owners eligible to apply*

  • volunteer board meets bimonthly

  • 2 open seats in this year’s election

  • Co-op Owners vote May 1 - May 7, 2019


Your Co-op is governed by an elected, volunteer board made up of 5 Basics Co-op Owners (click here to see the current Board). The main responsibility of the 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 major plans or commitments, and supervision of the general manager. The Board meets for approximately 2 hours every other month.

2 seats are open for election to 2-year terms beginning this June.

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

This year’s Board election will take place May 1 – 7 at the store and online. Results will be announced in June.

See application info below. If you know someone you think would be perfect for this opportunity – please pass it on!

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

Basics Co-op Board of Directors

-Application Deadline:  Friday, April 19

-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 (digital preferred)

-Answer the following questions for your candidate profile, to 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.