Apply to be a Co-op Board Candidate!


In 2018, three board members will be elected to the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op board ‘at-large’ for the first time. The board seeks candidates with passion for our community, strong leadership skills and a collaborative approach. We welcome all owners in good standing to consider board service. The application deadline is June 29.

A qualified board candidate is a co-op member with a passion for our community, strong leadership skills and a collaborative approach. We seek board candidates who can engage in respectful debate and dialogue, bringing their unique perspectives and skills to the conversation. Why join the board? See below (or click HERE) to hear from the TCCP Board below on why they serve our co-op.The position requires an average commitment of 10–20 hours per month and offers a stipend of $9,128 per year.

The 2018 application form is available HERE, at the Customer Service desks or by emailing For more information about the joining the board of directors, see Board Role and DutiesBoard Responsibilities and Candidate Selection Criteria.

Two legacy board members from each co-op will remain on the board for 2019. Three seats are open to TCCP owners in good standing.

June 29: Deadline for candidate applications

July 15 – 31: Candidate interviews

July 31: Board approves election slate

Why I Serve...from the TCCP Board

I came to the co-op for food: wholesome, sustainable, and delicious food. I believe in leading by example and always seeking improvement. I serve to ensure the co-op remains a trusted source of nourishment for my family, my neighbors, and my community.
– Matthew Larson

To me, the co-op is like a member of our family.  Knowing that we support an organization that shares the same values is important.  One way I can show my support is by using my leadership, food background, and business skills to serve on the board of directors to help ensure that the co-op will continue to serve the community, now and in the future.
– Alex Schlicter

I serve on the TCCP board to help support a growing cooperative business enterprise: our service to members, our wholesale distribution reaching through five states, our partners in sustainable farming and vital community projects and organization, and for the benefit of working with so many others – board, staff, members, shoppers – who contribute energy to this work and inspiration to me.
– Emily Anderson

I serve on the TCCP board to support my co-op and our community of owners, staff, farmers, producers, customers, and neighbors.  It’s an honor to contribute my time and talents to impact our local food system and to grow and protect the amazing resources of our co-op.
– Marjorie Hegstrom

I serve to uphold an equitable business model that helps to sustain and grow access to healthy food and nurtures a healthy community. The unique relationships that our co-ops have with local farmers, suppliers, and distributors fosters trust regarding the quality of food that we eat while it strengthens the local economy. I am honored to be part of an organization centered around equality, participation, and education that continues to positively shape and impact its owners and the broader community.
– Jane Schommer

I serve on the TCCP Board because helping TCCP do well enables it to do good. A healthy and profitable business allows TCCP to support a local and sustainable food system, cultivate a culture of respect and fairness, and contribute resources into the community.
– Sarita Parikh

I serve on the board because I value the equitable economic relationships fostered by cooperative enterprises, and our co-op in particular. I’m especially interested in the role Co-op Partners Warehouse plays in supporting the regional food system – balancing the interests of growers, producers, workers, customers, and other co-ops in the Upper Midwest.
– Tom Pierson

I serve on the TCCP Board because the “how and why” of procuring food is important to me and my family. I’m proud to be a member of the board of directors because TCCP supports our local food community (growers, makers, and consumers) and promotes equity and access for all community members to local, sustainable food choices.
– Emily Paul