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 for an information packet.  

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. 

Reminder: Any member meeting the Bylaw Qualifications who has a desire to become a Director of the Cooperative may apply for open board positions. 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.

2020 Director Elections

Nominees Announced
The following members have met the December 17, 2019 deadline to file as a nominee to serve a three-year term as a director representing the district: 

Director District 3: Steve Garbisch (Incumbent)
Director District 6: Joseph Pacovsky (Incumbent)
  Matt J. Maras
Director District 9: Larry Irvine (Incumbent)
  Susie Petersen
  Allen Pelvit

After applications have been returned, members in each District 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 Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
  • 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 30, 2020. Returned ballots will be due on Thursday, February 20,2020. 
    • 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.  

The elected Directors will be seated during the annual meeting on Saturday, April 4, 2020.