Membership Accountability and Governance

Cooperatives March 07, 2011|Print


Authors: Phil Kenkel, Oklahoma State University, phil.kenkel@okstate.edu, and Bill Fitzwater,
Oklahoma State University


The board is the representative of the members and steward of their interests. It is important that the board does what is in the best interests of the cooperative as a whole and is able to communicate this to the membership. Criteria for membership accountability could include the effectiveness of membership meetings, the process for director selection and the effectiveness of the annual report presentation.

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