Board Elections 2019

information for prospective candidates


Daily Groceries Co-op is Athens only community-owned grocery store. Democratic participation is key to who we are, and as one of the seven cooperative principles, it structures every aspect of operations. Running for our board is one way you can make your voice heard in your community. Help us direct the mission of Daily! Fill out an application to run or ask us questions about board responsibilities! We can’t wait to hear from you.

While Board service can be fun, it is also serious business. Members who are interested in running for the Board are strongly encouraged to take both their candidacy and, if elected, Board service seriously.

Board Responsibilities

  1. Create and sustain a meaningful relationship with owners. 

  2. Hire, compensate, delegate responsibility to, and hold accountable a general manager. 

  3. Have expectations in the form of written governing policies that realistically address the broadest levels of all organizational decisions and situations. 

  4. Assign responsibility in a way that honors our commitment to empowerment and clear distinction of roles. 

  5. Regularly self-assess operational board performance by monitoring our written governing policies. 

  6. Perpetuate the board’s leadership capacity using ongoing education, training, and recruitment. 

  7. Ensure that the cooperative remains financially secure and that owners receive a reasonable value on their equity in accordance with the cooperative principles of economic member participation. 

The board is not involved in the daily operations of the store, instead the focus remains on the larger direction of the co-op. 

More information about the Board can be found in the application at the bottom of this page.

The Process

Interested members are welcome to contact Will Hodges, Board President, with questions at

The official deadline for candidacy is Friday, Sep. 20. This includes the submission of an application, a photo of the candidate, and a short response to the following questions:

  • Why would you like to serve on the Daily Groceries Co-op Board?

  • How can you and your life experiences bring value to the Daily Groceries Co-op board?

  • Describe your experiences working collaboratively in a group setting.

  • The Daily Groceries Co-op Board does not deal with operational matters. It does deal with overall policies that identify and guide the mission of the organization. How do you see the board maintaining and expanding on the broader vision for the Co-op?

  • How can Board members better represent the opinions of the membership and the larger Athens community?

Both the photo and the responses will be published on the Daily Groceries website and on Daily Groceries social media accounts.


Download the Board application packet and submit it to Will Hodges, Board President, at