Committee Member Application

The Elk River Area Food Co-op is growing fast and we need all the extra hands and help we can get! If you are passionate about bringing fresh, local food to your dinner table, get involved with the Elk River Area Food Co-op.

We are looking for Community Members who are wiling to donate 1-5 hours per month plus attend one monthly committee meeting. We are encouraging any and all dedicated individuals to apply, regardless of skills or expertise - there is room for all backgrounds, trades and personalities!

If you believe in supporting local agriculture and desire the healthiest food the Elk River Area has to offer, then get involved with your local food co-op and help us open our doors!


The general purpose of all committees is to assist the Board of Directors in filling its responsibilities to the membership. Committee members play a supportive role to the board by doing research, gathering information, tabulating data, making comparisons, determining cost options, and presenting recommendations to the board. 


  • Membership: The Membership Committee is responsible for promoting ownership in the co-op and is held accountable to achieve membership growth targets.
    This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Welcoming new members
    • Coordinating volunteers
    • Scheduling house parties
    • Implementing membership campaigns
    • Establishing membership connections.
  • Outreach Committee: The Outreach Committee is in charge of building awareness and visibility in the community and promotes/educates the importance and value of having a food co-op. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Scheduling events and classes
    • Building community connections (establishing partnerships, exploring networking opportunities, etc.)
    • Community awareness and education (Implementing Meet & Greets, hosting farmers market booth, managing Facebook Live Conference Calls, etc.)
  • Finance Committee: The Finance Committee provides oversight to the financial operations of the Co-op.
    This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Economic development
    • Member capital campaign and funding
    • Grant research and exploration
    • Financial analysis, etc.
  • Operations Committee: The Operations Committee provides leadership development, creates board policies, structure and systems of accountability to ensure proper business planning and strategic direction.
    This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Building and maintaining timelines and work plans
    • Developing training and leadership for board
    • Creation of policies and systems
    • Business planning

Committee Member Application

Name *
(Example: Are you good with Accounting? Business Planning? Communication? Teamwork and leadership? What is your background?)
What committee(s) are you most interested in joining? *
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