2024 Call for FMC Board Nominations

      Posted On: April 9, 2024

FMC invites interested individuals to nominate themselves for candidacy in the upcoming 2024 annual Board of Directors election. Five seats are available for this election cycle.

Our volunteer Board of Directors is composed of individuals with proven leadership in farmers markets or sustainable food systems, aligned with FMC’s mission to strengthen farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities.

As we progress and implement our strategic plan, FMC remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to our members and the farmers market community. The Board seeks candidates willing to contribute their skills to the ongoing advancement of the organization.

We are specifically looking for individuals with the following characteristics and skill sets to enhance representation and board functionality:

  • Regional representation nationwide, particularly individuals from rural communities.
  • Experience in working with communities of color, with representation from Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities.
  • Corporate and foundation relationship development.
  • Legal expertise.
  • Organizational development and strategic planning.
  • Community and Civic Engagement.
  • Board Development and Governance.
  • Experience with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and/or anti-racism committee and organizational work.
  • Organizational succession planning.

FMC’s Board of Directors operates on a voluntary basis with three-year terms. Directors are expected to dedicate at least 50 hours annually to FMC’s needs. While financial contributions are encouraged, they are not mandatory. Meetings, generally held via videoconference, occur 6-8 times per year, with at least one face-to-face meeting. Board members may also serve on committees and consider taking on officer roles.

To nominate yourself, please complete this nominee questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb1VRe-yjgEYs2r6Ynl2zc82DIbzRtJSu3-f_yWsYAASiSBA/viewform 

Board members must be current members of the Farmers Market Coalition or join before assuming their roles. Learn more about FMC membership on our website.

The nomination period closes at 5:00pm PT on April 19, 2024. The Nominations Committee will review self-nominations, creating a slate based on organizational needs and diversity. 

Explore current FMC board member bios for insight. We encourage you to seize this volunteer leadership opportunity to impact farmers markets nationwide.