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Outpost's Board of Directors will use this blog to discuss issues the board is exploring as it envisions Outpost's future. Can't make it to a meeting? Check here frequently to read what the Board is up to. Your current Outpost Board of Directors,...
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Sounding Board

Sounding Board
By Your Board on October 23, 2018

Running for a seat on the Outpost Board of Directors could satisfy your urge to run for public office. It’s true! It’s a real election – one that allows you to make a real difference in your community. But unlike running for a position in government, there aren’t a lot of downsides. You won’t risk your reputation, go broke, wear out the soles of your shoes, or lose your faith in humanity.

You will have to roll up your sleeves, and you will have to put forth some real effort. There’s a detailed application, an interview, and the requirement to attend a board meeting. If you’re nominated, you’ll have to get your message out to over twenty thousand eligible voters that are spread out all over the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area. This means that you’ll have to refine your social media and messaging skills.

If you’re elected, you’ll be one of nine board members that oversee one of the largest consumer cooperatives in the country. You’ll get a chance to learn how a sophisticated business enterprise operates from the top down. And you’ll get a chance to make sure that it does so in a manner that serves the best interests of its owners. First and foremost, that means that it does so in a way that is sustainable.

If you join the Board of Directors, you’ll work with a smart, diverse, and professional group of individuals who are all dedicated to working in the community. They may have different backgrounds and politics, but they all share a passion for ensuring that Outpost continues to raise the bar for the local and regional natural food industry.

Restoration of a civil society begins at home and in our communities. It begins with committing ourselves to organizations we care about. It begins with you.

We hope you’ll consider joining us.

 

Jan Pierce

Outpost Board Director

Interested in running for a seat on Outpost’s Board? Visit www.outpost.coop/nominations for a Board Application Packet.

 

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