Please keep an eye out for emails calling for chapter leader nominations and announcing opportunities to vote in chapter elections and participate! You can have a say in the future of organic by representing your chapter on the CCOF Board of Directors.
CCOF is unique in many ways, and one of them is its structure. CCOF is a nonprofit organization led by a board of directors who represent the 15 CCOF chapters: 13 regional chapters, the Processor/Handler chapter, and the At-Large Chapter that comprises of all farmers and ranchers located outside California and Mexico.
CCOF board representatives are elected by their chapter members, providing an opportunity for CCOF members to participate in high-level decision-making for the organization. All chapter leader positions are important in networking with fellow members, making sure the chapter meets, and managing fiscal resources responsibly.
Chapter elections are held every three years on a staggered schedule so that all board seats do not come up for reelection at the same time. Currently, three chapters are in the process of holding elections: Big Valley, At-Large, and Mexico.
Ten percent of chapter members must vote in order for elections to be valid. So, if your chapter has an election, please vote!
Please consider becoming a leader in organic as a chapter president, treasurer, or board representative— the key roles needed to keep a chapter moving forward.
Contact CCOF chapter liaison Jane Sooby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like further information.