Director Elections

Director Elections

Director Elections

Elections are held in three different districts each year.

If you are a member of Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services who lives in one of the districts up for election and would like to run for director, please contact our office to make an appointment to pick up a Director Application Packet. 800-734-6421 or mnelson@fmcs.coop

Board members must attend monthly board meetings and other special meetings as they are called.  They are responsible for adoption of policies, to assure democratic functioning of the cooperative in accordance with the Bylaws and respect confidentiality of information provided, among many other duties. 

Any member, meeting the Bylaw Qualifications who has a desire to become a Director of the cooperative, may apply for an open board position.  This includes minorities, women,and individuals with a disability.

Recordatorio: Cualquier miembro que cumpla con los requisitos de los reglamentos internos y que tenga interes en ser director/a de la cooperative puede aplicar para puestos vacantes en la mesa directiva. Esto inlcluye miembros de grupos que son minorias, mujeres, y personas con discapacidades.

2021 Director Elections

The following districts have Directors who are up for election in 2021.  Check back for more information soon. 

Director District 1: Dennis Anderson 
   
Director District 4: Roger Weness 
   
   
Director District 7: Jack (John) Korman 
   
   

Completed applications are due by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. 

After applications have been returned, members in each of the three districts holding an election will be notified of those who have filed as nominees.

  • After the filing application time has expired, persons may still be nominated by filing a petition form (available from our office).  To become a nominee by petition requires fifteen (15) members from the District to sign in support of a particular nominee on the form which is submitted to the cooperative office. 
    The petition deadline is Thursday, January 14, 2021.
     
  • Should only one nominee come forward before the final deadline, that applicant will be deemed elected as Director for that District.
     
  • Should more than one nominee come forth by the petition deadline, either by direct nomination or petition, a biography of each nominee and a mail ballot will be sent to all members in the District on January 27th, 2021. Returned ballots will be due on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 
    • Please return mailed ballots in the proper envelopes to the third party ballot company and not to our cooperative.  Also, allow for any possible mail delays.  You may also vote electronically by following the directions provided in your mailed ballot. 

The elected Directors will be seated during the annual meeting on Saturday, March 20, 2021.