Help Guide the Future of our Co-op by becoming a Director
March 11, 2024

Lakeland Co-op is your Co-op! Every Lakeland Co-op Member is an owner, and as an owner, you can and should have a say in your business. By becoming a Board Director, you can help guide the future of Lakeland Co-op, gain valuable business experience, develop leadership skills, and represent our Membership with insight and feedback. Directors are compensated for their time and expertise.

There are some basic qualifications that must be met to become a Director of Lakeland Co-op:
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be a member in good standing for two years prior at the time of application before the Annual General Meeting
• Must support the Co-op and have a minimum annual spend of $1,500
• Must not be an employee or directly related to an employee of the Co-op
• Must be able to commit to meetings and training during the 3-year term on the Board

Our Board strives for strategic thinking and planning for the benefit of Lakeland Co-op, and offers online and in-person training to enhance your abilities as a Director. There are 12 meetings per year in addition to 2-3 special meetings. You must not miss more than three consecutive meetings. You should be prepared to serve on committees and attend occasional public relations functions. Federated Coopertives Ltd. (FCL) also hosts a number of meetings throughout the year that requires representation by our Board; these events provide networking opportunities and a broader business perspective.

For details on becoming a Director, please contact Lakeland Co-op General Manager, JP Stassen, at 780-826-3349.