Meetings And Elections
The Clifton Market’s Annual Meeting of Owners and Board of Directors elections was held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. The Annual Meeting of Owners is an important aspect of Clifton Market, as it is when we hold our elections for the board of directors. This year 6 of the 11 board seats were up for election and all were filled.
Annual Meeting of Owners & Elections
The Elections will began at 10am taking place in concurrence with our second annual Meeting of Owners which began at 11am. The annual Meeting of Owners reviewed the past year’s development and what is ahead. Elections follow the format described in our bylaws which can be found on our website here: Bylaws
Section 4.3 of Clifton Market’s bylaws describe three ways to be nominated; we will be nominating using two of those methods. The first is a Board nomination: the Board may nominate someone by a majority vote. The second is by Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is made up of three non-Board members and can be reached at email@example.com or by mail at PO BOX 20162 Cincinnati, Ohio 45220. All shareowners interested in running to be on the Board of Directors are required to send in their bios and a brief explanation as to why they want to be on the Board. The Nominating Committee will review each individual’s submission and standing with the cooperative to ensure no violation of the bylaws and nominate individuals who have satisfied the review process. The Nominating Committee will accept shareowners’ applications through June 1st. Nominees will be made public for owners to review when the nominating committee has finalized its review of applicants in accordance with our bylaws.
Per our bylaws owners must have owned their shares for at least six months prior to the commencement of the election of directors in order to be eligible to run for the board. (Section 4.2)
All share owners are encouraged to vote for the Board of Directors. Because the store is not yet open, all shareowners who are in good standing with the cooperative are considered “active,” including shareowners who are on a payment plan, as long as they are current on their payments. All shareowners, regardless of the number of shares owned, will receive one vote. Voting will be done in an orderly and secure fashion at the Annual Meeting of Owners. In person voting will be open from 10am-11:15am. Saturday, June 25th, 2016.
Absentee ballots can be requested no later than June 10th and must be received by the start of the Annual Meeting of Owners. Absentee ballots can also be completed at the Clifton Market office (Located in the small trailer behind 319 Ludlow Ave) from June 15th to June 24th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an absentee ballot.