(PACA Board of Directors at 2018 PACA Picnic Fundraiser)

Each year, PACA co-op members nominate and elect new board members to serve on PACA’s board of directors.  Now through October 1st, PACA’s Nominating Committee will be accepting nominees (individuals who are member-owners or worker-owners of PACA member co-ops)  to fill four at-large board positions.

Who are we looking for to serve?
Considering PACA’s current and anticipated needs, we  welcome nominees with one or more these experiences: non-profit finances, fundraising at the grassroots and/or foundation level, have skills in organizational development and people who are working class, low income, or experiencing poverty.

PACA’s leadership needs to better reflect who we serve.  Co-ops being formed in our region are increasingly being led by black and brown, immigrant and refugee, as well as poor/working class people.   PACA especially invites poor and working class leaders with strong skill sets to help us grow our region’s co-op economy. 

With this in mind, we urge you to get the word out in your co-op and identify individuals who might be suitable candidates.

PACA is leading the cooperative movement in the Philadelphia region.  We hope that you or other members of your co-op will join our board to become part of this dynamic and growing organization!  

If you are interested in being nominated or would like to nominate someone, and/or if you have other questions related to joining PACA’s board, please send an email to  nominations@philadelphia.coop.