A Note from the Board about the Election Process

The BCS Board of Directors is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for the upcoming September election of two open seats on our seven-member board. Candidates’ statements and photographs will appear on this website soon and in the mailing sent to member-owner households with the ballot.

Two of the four candidates are currently serving on the BCS Board. Danielle McClelland has been an interim member since March 2011, and Carol Bridges has served on the board for the past six years, with an earlier term twenty years ago. The four candidates are: Carol Bridges, Danielle McClelland, Micaela Simmons Wood, and Shari Woodbury.

How the voting process works: Member-owners will receive candidates’ statements, a ballot, and a postage-paid return envelope in the mail, along with instructions for voting. Information on filling out our annual survey and attending our annual meeting will also be included.

In describing why they hope to continue serving on the BCS board, each candidate gave answers, in order, to the questions below.

1. Why are you interested in serving on the board of Bloomington Cooperative Services?
2. What experience or involvement have you had with Bloomingfoods or other cooperatives?  
3. What do you see as the role of BCS, Inc. in the local community?    
4. What are opportunities and challenges that you see in the future of the co-op?    
5. Please share any professional, volunteer, or life experience you have had that will provide insight when serving on the BCS Board of Directors. Include knowledge, skills, formal training, and education that will contribute to the mission of our co-op.    
6. What has been your experience in working cooperatively with small groups of people (such as: being a member of a committee, team sports, or volunteer as part of a work group for any organization)?    
7. How do your values and lifestyle align with the values and mission of the co-op?  
8. (Optional) Please share any other brief statement that you feel is particularly important regarding your potential service as a member of the board.  

Cooperatively yours,

Tim Clougher (2012), Mary Beth Haas (2012),
Janice Lilly (2013), Art Sherwood (2013),
Donna Stroup (2013)

2011 BCS Board Perpetuation Committee
Date indicates the end of current election cycle