Each year on the first Thursday in May, CCEC conducts its Annual Meeting of the Membership "for the purposes of electing directors, hearing and passing upon reports covering the previous fiscal year, and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting."
The cooperative is not owned by far away investors, and it is not run by an appointed board of directors. We are run by a democratically elected board of directors – a board who is given the privilege to serve because of your votes. Elections are conducted by mail each year, with the results announced at the annual meeting. If directors run unopposed, we do not send out ballots for those director seats.
Beyond the election, the annual meeting also is the opportunity for members of to enjoy some good food and entertainment. Members also learn about programs offered by CCEC, and get the chance to get to know the co-op staff and directors. On the flip side, our annual meeting makes it possible for us to gather feedback from you on how we can better serve you and your family.