New board member

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Interested? Here's the Process: 
  1. Contact us at admin@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 Monday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm in Astoria at the North Coast Food Web office 

  • Commit to 8-10 hours/month of NCFW volunteer work (this includes board and committee meetings)

  • Make a personally meaningful donation annually to the Food Web 

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

  • Actively participate and/or support fundraising activities and events

  • 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.) 

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

  • Be comfortable with electronic communication and documentation (Google Docs, emailing and video meetings). 

 

We encourage candidates to apply who: 

  • Have experience working in the local food system, especially in 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)

  • Have experience with racial and/or economic equity frameworks

 

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 finance

  • Increased depth of networking within our local food system