Advisory Committees were formed in 1981 to improve the communications between members, employees, and the Board of Directors. Directors attend the advisory committee meetings in their respective areas, and report any concerns or suggestions to the board as a whole.
Five Advisory Committees, each consisting of up to two representatives from a minimum of six memberships and a maximum of 12 memberships, meet twice yearly to discuss important issues regarding the Cooperative. These important committees also appoint the District Nominating Committees, which are charged with selecting a qualified slate of candidates for the director election.
Committee members serve a term of three years. They are then required to vacate their seat for at least one year, before becoming eligible to be reappointed. This allows for new members and new ideas on the committees. The committee chairmen are elected during the March meeting, while new members are selected during September. This ensures there are always members familiar with the process seated on the committee. Committee members are treated to a delicious dinner, and the meetings, which usually begin at 7 pm, last a couple of hours.
Interested in Serving?
If you are interested in serving on this or any other committee, please let us know. Each year, a member involvement survey is mailed to the membership asking for volunteers and we refer to this list throughout the year.