Cook County Co-op Board of Directors Election

run for board of directorsServe your community and lead your co-op in shaping our collective future.

The Cook County Co-op’s board of directors is seeking 1 owner candidate to run in the 2024 election. The board determines the long-range vision for the co-op, provides financial oversight, and sets policies to guide the General Manager in achieving our strategic priorities.

Learn more about the board by downloading the documents below and don’t hesitate to contact any current director if you have questions.


Board Job Description & Responsibilities
Board Policy Governance
Board Member Declaration of Candidacy


Why should you run for our board?

– Serve the Co-op owners and a vibrant community hub
– Support food equity, sustainability, and living wages for staff
– Work with a dedicated group of Co-op owners
– Excellent professional experience

What does the board do?

– Works together on the Co-op’s strategic vision
– Provides Co-op oversight to fulfill our mission and meet our ends
– Bolsters owner and community engagement
– Acts as a thought partner for the General Manager
– Focuses on high level concerns while the staff focuses on operations

Candidates must be owners and commit to a 3-year term of service.