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Elections 2020 - Governance Review Council (GRC)

Election to fill open seats on the Governance Review Council at the October 25, 2020 General Membership Meeting

The GRC meets monthly to review Board policies and procedures and actions of the Board, to make recommendations to the Board regarding HWFC policies and procedures, to consider alleged violations of HWFC Bylaws and to determine what issues should be brought to the attention of the entire membership.

Candidates must have a strong interest in governance issues and be familiar with HWFC Bylaws. All members-owners are eligible to run for a seat on the GRC.

GRC Nomination Form (click here)

Important Deadlines

  • Deadline for nominations to have your name on the ballot for the October 25th GRC election - October 1st, 5pm
  • Meet the Candidates Session 1 - October 22, 5:30p-6:30p via Zoom
  • Meet the Candidates Session 1 - October 25, 2:00p-3:00p in pre-meeting session via Zoom
  • Virtual Membership Meeting - October 25
  • Deadline for nominations - 8pm on October 24. Nominations will be taken from the floor (via Zoom)  at the October 25 membership meeting as well

Questions? Contact the GRC at GRC@honestweight.coop or the Elections and Nominations Committee at Electionscomm@honestweight.coop

Information about declared candidates will be posted to this page as Nominations Forms are received.

For an overview of the Election process please see the Honest Weight Nominating & Voting Manual

 
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There have been some changes to the planned election and Membership Meeting in light of COVID-19. Please see here for more information for Member-Owners in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

We are seeking candidates for election to the GRC who are committed to the Co-op values and principles of governance, and are willing to devote their time and energy to work with the Council and the Board of Directors on governance-related issues.   Eligible Member-Owners who demonstrate the desirable attributes are encouraged to submit a completed Nomination Form. The GRC also encourages candidates for the GRC election to attend at least one Board meeting and one GRC meeting before submitting their Nomination Form.

The following is a description of the Governance Review Council’s purpose, taken from the current Bylaws.  For a complete statement of all of the GRC responsibilities see the Coop Bylaws.

470 Governance Review Council

470.1 Purpose: The purpose of the Governance Review Council ("GRC") is to promote good governance, which in the context of the HWFC means encouraging robust democratic, cooperative processes and structures in order to facilitate fair and open decision-making at all levels of HWFC.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The bylaws require a candidate to be up-to-date on their time investment as of the end of the month just prior to the election. In this case, candidates must be up-to-date as of September 30th, 2020.
  • Candidates should also be committed to HWFC values, goals and issues
  • Members of the current HWFC Board are not eligible

WE'RE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WITH:

  • Experience in board governance of non-profit, public or private organizations
  • Other HWFC committee experience
  • A legal background or training or familiarity with legal, regulatory and governance issues
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to actively participate in GRC meetings and council work
  • Commitment to attend Board and other committee meetings as required

HOW TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE

Nomination Forms for service on the GRC are available on this page digitally and at the Service Desk in paper form.

You can leave completed paper forms with the Service Desk staff. Please e-mail the Committee when submitting a paper Nomination Form so we know to look for it at electionscomm@honestweight.coop.

DEADLINES

Nomination Forms for service on the GRC will be available September 17, 2020 in both a print version at the service desk and on the HWFC website.  Submit a completed Nomination Form electronically to the Elections and Nominations Committee (electionscomm@honestweight.coop) or leave it with the Service Desk staff in the store. Please e-mail the Committee when submitting a Nomination Form at the Service Desk so we know to look for it.

Your completed Nomination Form may be submitted on or before 8 PM on October 24, 2020 BUT MUST BY SUBMITTED by 5 PM on October 1, 2020 to have your name on the ballot for the October 25, 2020 GRC election.  Nominees may participate in all GRC “Meet the Candidate” forums if they have submitted their Nomination Form on or before 8 PM the evening before the day of the forum.  Nominations from the floor at the October 25, 2020 Membership Meeting may also be made.

Timely received Nomination Forms will be posted on the Board of Directors Bulletin Board in the store and on the Elections Tab of the HWFC Membership page.

  • Meet the Candidates Session 1 - October 22, 5:30p-6:30p via Zoom
  • Meet the Candidates Session 1 - October 25, 2:00p-3:00p in pre-meeting session via Zoom