KCFC is owned by its members. We use a cooperative business model encoded in our bylaws, which govern how the Co-op must function to ensure that democratic member control is maintained. In the Membership Contract you sign when joining, you accept the bylaws as fundamental rules that govern us.
In accordance with our bylaws, the member-owners elect a Board of Directors to oversee the executive operations of our co-op. The Board is accountable to the member-owners. Democratic control ensures that the business maintains adequate strategic, financial, and social health. KCFC Board elections occur annually for terms of 3 years.
The governance model further empowers the Board to create member committees, each of which must include a Board member, to implement and execute activities of the Co-op as needed. The Board is also responsible to hire and manage the General Manager, who is accountable to it.