2017-18 Annual Election

Become a leader and a link to the community during this exciting time for the Dill Pickle Food Co-op! Represent the co-op’s 2,000+ owners on its nine-member Board of Directors.

How to apply:

  1. Review the Director Job Description.

  2. Complete the Nomination Application by Saturday, Sept. 30 {EXTENDED!}

  3. Attend the Annual Meeting on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

What does the board do?

Ultimately, the Dill Pickle’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the Dill Pickle Food Co-op fulfills its mission while thoroughly upholding fiduciary responsibilities. It also engages with owners to represent their needs, oversees the General Manager through Policy Governance, supervises the financial status of the co-op, and sets the direction and vision for the co-op’s long-term goals.

who should apply?

The Dill Pickle Food Co-op is enriched by its surrounding geographic community and the incredible spectrum of experiences, histories, hopes and needs therein. In this way, its Board of Directors prioritizes candidates who represent the socioeconomic, racial and ethnic perspectives and lived experiences of people across all parts of the greater Logan Square/Avondale area.

Additionally, to combat the oppressive societal forces that have kept disenfranchised communities away from positions of power, we especially encourage director candidates who identify as people of color, queer, genderqueer, people of different abilities, women, transgender people, and other underrepresented identities to apply.

To be qualified as a director, you must:

  • Be 18+ years old

  • Be an owner for at least 6 months prior to the start of the election process (since Feb. 14, 2017)

  • Not have any overriding conflict of interest with the co-op

Employees who meet the qualifications are eligible for election as long as no more than two employees serve on the Board of Directors at any given time. (See Bylaws, Article IV, Section 4.2)

There are four board seats open for the Board year starting Monday, Oct. 23, 2017: three rotating seats for three-year terms each and one additional seat with one year remaining on its term.


Reach out to Brian Solem, Vice President, Dill Pickle Board of Directors, at 224-623-4508 or election@dillpickle.coop.