I am chair again this year for the Elections and Nominations Committee and after overseeing this most important process last year, I would like to work on some ideas our committee has for this year.
One is offering on line voting to our 8,000+ owner members. The other is setting up a nominations sub-committee charged with developing a slate of candidates for endorsement by the Board. We will recruit one owner member and one staff member to serve on this subcommittee. Once nominated, these candidates will be be noted as such in all promotional efforts.
We also intend to promote a new grocery bagging by candidates that has increased awareness of the election season by our owner-members.