New board member


Interested? Here's the Process: 
  1. Contact us at info@northcoastfoodweb to let us know you're interested

  2. Complete the Board Member Application (link below)

  3. Attend a board meeting to meet other members and see our process

  4. Our Director and Board President will talk with you, and our Board will vote to approve your candidacy

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Board Member Overview

Expectations/Requirements of Board Members:

  • Interested in advancing the Food Web’s mission, vision, and goals (found here)

  • Committed to learning and practicing principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

    • Not only as part of the Board, but also through individual work to understand how privilege and power impact you and your community

  • Attend regular meetings held on the second Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm in Astoria at the North Coast Food Web office 

  • Commit to 8 hours of NCFW volunteer work (this includes meetings)

  • Make a personal donation annually to the Food Web  

    • We hope our board members become monthly donors, as they are able

  • Actively participate in fundraising activities and events 

  • Actively support donor stewardship and cultivation 

  • Stay apprised of the fundraising needs of the Food Web and be able to articulate those needs to external audiences (funders, partners, colleagues, friends, etc.) 

  • Participate in continued learning (workshops, webinars, trainings) 10 hours per year 

  • Represent the Food Web in the community via events and outreach


We encourage candidates to apply who: 

  • Have experience working in the local food system, especially farming or food production

  • Are members of historically marginalized groups, including racial and ethnic minorities

  • Have/had experience living at low-income or with food insecurity

  • Represent different geographical areas of the North Coast (i.e. South Clatsop County)


Board Member Benefits:

  • Cultivate meaningful connections in the North Coast food system 

  • Opportunity to develop skills including Board operations, non-profit administration, marketing, fundraising, and grant-writing

  • Tickets to local food events and dinners, when available