Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative, LLC
Annual Nomination Form and Process
Each year in March, Members of Us Lifting Us come together to attend the business of our Cooperative Organization. Among the responsibilities of the Membership Body is the nomination and election of Members to fill empty seats (positions) on the Board of Directors.
Each year, in rotation, three (3) seats on the Board are to be filled by new Members or by a previously elected Board Member who Members choose to keep in place for another three year period.
Every Member is encouraged to nominate another member or to nominate themselves. While Members can nominate a fellow Member or themselves before our Annual Meeting, and from anywhere in the world, votes can only be cast in person and only during the Annual Meeting in session. The nominating period is from now to March 10, 2019. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the Annual Meeting and at the appropriate time in the agenda.
All Members who nominate and all Members who accept nomination are expected to be active. Active means having paid their annual membership dues within 12 months of the Annual Meeting. The same standard is required for the right to vote at the Annual Meeting.
The three seats that will be contested this year are seats # 1, 2, and 3. Seat # 1 is currently occupied by Brother Hekima Kanyama. Seat # 2 is currently occupied by Brother DJ Jordan. And seat #3 is currently occupied by Brother Byron Kimbizi Merritt. As one of the first orders of business during our Annual Meeting is the election to fill these three seats. These Brothers still have a willingness to serve. The Membership, through a democratic process, will decide. There are also two (2) empty seats to be filled.
*To nominate a fellow Member or yourself, complete the form below: