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GRC Nominations 2019

Election to fill open seats on the Governance Review Council at the October 27, 2019 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)

Questions? Contact the GRC at: or the Elections and Nominations Committee at:

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

John van Bladel

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


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.


  • 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, 2019.
  • Candidates should also be committed to HWFC values, goals and issues
  • Members of the current HWFC Board are not eligible


  • 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


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


Your completed Nomination Form may be submitted on or before 9PM on October 26, 2019 but MUST BE SUBMITTED by 5 PM on October 17, 2019 to have your name on the ballot for the October 27, 2019 GRC election. Nominees may participate in all GRC Meet the Candidate forums if they have submitted their Nomination Form on or before 9 PM the evening before the day of the forum.  Nominations from the floor at the October 27, 2019 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.



  • October 23, 2019 5:30p-7:30p in Honest Weight's Community Room
  • October 27, 2019 4:00p-5:15p in Honest Weight's Community Room