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.

2019 Nominating Committee Members


Caldwell District
Jason Carpenter, Karen Isbell, Robert Marshall (alternate),
Patricia Hollar (alternate)

Watauga District
Curtis Main, Richard Clark, Junior Gragg, Ray Reid (alternate),
Nick Lyons (alternate)

Ashe District
Jim Parsons, Bill Burkett, Susan Hoosier (alternate),
Glen Mast (alternate)

Alleghany District
Jim Cox, Tom Smith, Ricky Brown (alternate), Kaye Royall (alternate)

2019 Credentials and Elections Committee Members


Caldwell District
Members: Maureen Collins, Ron Kiziah
Alternates: Scott King, Wanda Prince

Watauga District
Member: Grant Mastin
Alternates: Angie Gregg, Bob Hrozencik

Ashe District
Members: David Isner
Alternates: Marty Norris, Glenna Wilcox

Alleghany District
Members: Linnea Miller
Alternates: Jim Smith, Debbie Edwards