How to Become a Board Candidate

There are two ways to be considered as a potential board candidate:

  1. By the Nominating Committee - which is composed of cooperative members. For consideration by the Nominating Committee, the Director application is due to the Cooperative no later than 5 PM the first business day of March.
  2. By petition - signed by 20 or more members (five from each of the four directorate districts) and submitted to the cooperative's corporate office at least 60 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting. For consideration by petition, the Director application is due to the Cooperative no later than 5 PM the first business day of April.

Interested candidates should contact Julie O'Dell, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, to receive a director application packet.

Candidates may complete the application to be considered for nomination by the Nominating Committee or complete an application and submit to be reviewed and approved by the Credentials and Election Committee to be considered a director candidate by petition.

2021 Nominating Committee Members


Caldwell District
Libby Killian, Jackie Bradshaw

Watauga District
Junior Gragg, Curtis Main

Ashe District
Melanie Miller, Shawn Horton

Alleghany District
Randy Miles, Charles Rudy, Lisa Bottomley

2021 Credentials and Elections Committee Members


Caldwell District
Member: Robert Marshall
 

Watauga District
Member: Allison Jennings
 

Ashe District
Members: Marty Norris, Andy Sexton

Alleghany District
Member: Norman "Chris" Jones