Join the Board

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Sat, 08/24/2013 – 22:40 — jocelyn@kitchen…
KC board meeting


Help Kitchen Commons connect kitchen resources with community need by joining our Board of Directors! If you have 5 – 10 hours per month to contribute for at least one year, a passion for improving low-income access to healthy food, and skills to contribute to one of the open positions below, please consider becoming part of the Board.

Three steps to becoming a board candidate:

  1. Review the open positions and the board job description, and get in touch with any questions ( or We’d be happy to meet with you to talk more about what’s involved in serving on the board.
  2. Ensure you have a current Kitchen Commons membership (annual sliding scale fee of $5 – $25)
  3. Submit the candidate intent form below.

Kitchen Commons is a grassroots membership organization where members vote for the Board of Directors. The annual membership meeting where Board elections take place is coming up on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. Candidates will have a brief opportunity to speak at the event and share their interest in serving on the board; we hope you can attend. To allow time to prepare and print ballots, we ask that candidates submit an intent form by 10/17. Please copy and e-mail the information below  If you are interested in the board but need more time to learn about and consider the opportunity, interim appointments are available. Please get in touch.



2013 Kitchen Commons Board Candidate Intent Form


Street Address:

City and zip code:

Phone number:

Email address:

Number of years you can commit to serving on the board (1, 2 or 3):

Board position/s you are interested in:

Short biography statement for printing on ballots (2-3 sentences (see for examples):


Open Board Positions

  • Co-chair: The Co-chair acts in the stead of the Chair in their absence, assists the Chair as may be necessary, and performs other duties as determined by the Board.
  • Treasurer: Co-chairs finance & fundraising committee, ensures Kitchen Commons prepares an annual budget, ensures the Organization’s finances are managed on a day-by-day basis, reviews bank statements and authorizes payments as necessary, presents financial reports to the board monthly and the membership annually.
  • Fundraising Lead: Co-chairs the finance & fundraising committee made up of board, staff and volunteers and coordinates the board’s involvement in fundraising efforts.
  • Board Development Lead: Coordinate board recruitment, elections, orientation and training, and ongoing education opportunities. Coordinate retreat planning, help develop and improve board process and culture.
  • Events Lead: Help board and staff to determine appropriate type and number of events to hold, serve in a support role for event planning.
  • Organizational Development Lead: Coordinate strategic planning process, serve as liaison to Charitable Partnership Fund, help board and staff determine best organizational structure.