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The business and affairs of Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market is managed under the guidance of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors makes all necessary rules and regulations not inconsistent with law or with these bylaws. The Board of Directors has the power to hire, oversee, and dismiss a General Manager to coordinate and facilitate the daily functioning of the co-op.
The Board may establish standing and ad hoc committees, including, but not limited to, a nominating committee, a membership committee, a planning and business opportunities committee, and building committee. The Board President can appoint a chair and co-chair to each standing and active ad hoc committee which will be required to submit a written report at each scheduled board meeting. Each director is required to serve on at least one active committee. Committee membership will be open to member-owners not serving as directors. Each board member must purchase membership/ownership ($100) in Urban Roots within the first year of service.
Urban Roots is currently the only community-owned cooperative garden market in the country, and we hope to be a model for upcoming cooperative garden centers that will enrich their surrounding communities. We would love for you to be a part of this ongoing endeavor.
Board Membership provides:
The purpose of the Board is to uphold the mission and principles of Urban Roots and oversee the financial planning and business operations of Urban Roots. That means the Board votes on decisions that affect the store, the premise of Urban Roots, and its employees. The board is also responsible for property management of the LLC.
To qualify for consideration to become a board member, one must:
New Board Members should be able to lead or contribute in one or more of the following priority areas:
Experience in the following areas is also useful:
To learn more about becoming a board member, call us at (716) 362-8982 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential board members should submit a resume and/or statement of interest for consideration. We encourage potential board members to attend a board meeting in advance of elections, which typically take place in October.
Your city. Your store. We are a cooperatively-owned, for-profit retail garden center, offering plants and plant-related supplies. We are open to the public and are committed to the betterment of our West Side neighborhoods and to the City of Buffalo.