Basics Co-op Storefront

Want to make a bigger impact? Join the Board of Directors!

Want to make a bigger impact? Join the Basics Board of Directors! 

– all active Basics Co-op Owners eligible*

– all-volunteer board meets bimonthly

– 3 seats up for election

Your Co-op is governed by an elected, volunteer board made up of 5 Basics Co-op Owners. The main responsibility of the Basics Board is to establish policies to advance the mission and goals of the Co-op. They are also tasked with long-term financial planning, approval of any major plans or commitments, and supervision of the general manager. The Board meets for approximately 2 hours every other month to carry out these duties.

3 seats are up for election to 2-year terms beginning this June. In keeping with our democratic cooperative governance, any active Owner can run for election, and all active Co-op Owners are encouraged to vote! In addition to the satisfaction of helping our co-op continue to grow and thrive, Board members receive an additional 15% daily discount!

This year’s Board election will take place April 30 – May 6, at the store and online. Results will be announced at the Annual Owner meeting in June.

See application info below. Thank you for your interest, or if you know someone you think would be perfect for the job – please pass this on!

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 21

Email to or drop off at the Customer Service desk.

  1. Include your name and Co-op Owner number
  2. Include a photo, and answer the following questions for your candidate profile (these will accompany the ballot)

-Why do you want to be elected to the Basics Cooperative Board?

-What special skills or experience will you bring to the Board?

-What role do you think Basics offers in our Community?

Feel free to contact Basics General Manager Lynnette Wirth with questions. She can be reached at (608)754-3925 or

* active = fully vested or up-to-date on installments


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