Member-owners, you have made your voice heard.
This year, you cast votes from nine candidates to fill six seats on the KCFC Board of Directors. This has made 2020 one of the most competitive elections in history!
The Directors you have chosen to represent you are:
Congratulations to Becky, Ruth, Jeff, Luis, Nadia, and Marc! Each will serve for a three-year term, as a voice for the membership and as stewards to the long-term direction of our cooperative.
We also want to thank Kae Anderson (President), Frank Iannuzzi (Vice President), Nick Fury (Treasurer), and Paul Yavarone (Director at Large) whose Board terms ended this June 2019. They have given tirelessly to make KCFC what it is today, and we can’t thank them enough.
Why do we vote anyway?
It all comes down to Cooperative Principle #2: Democratic Control: Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. People serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are also organized in a democratic manner. In short: democratic governance is intrinsic to who we are, and what makes us a cooperative!
This group of directors will join the current Board for (virtual) onboarding meetings later this month, in preparation for their first official Board meeting on July 9th. In accordance with our bylaws, the new Board will elect officers to serve as the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary roles over the next year at that meeting… so stay tuned for that announcement in July.