Every year, PCO has open board seats to fill. As a member-based organization, we look to you to consider nominating yourself or others you feel would lead our work with the integrity we strive to uphold. PCO’s Advisory Board is responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms, overseeing the organization’s financial health, monitor and strengthen our programs and services, all while building a strategic plan to help us meet our goals. PCO values a diverse and inclusive board that supports the mission of PCO and represents the membership by having a balance of interests, backgrounds and perspectives. To support this diversity, the board is comprised of both certified and non-certified operations, industry professionals, academia and consumers.
Advisory board members serve a 3-year term, with a limit of 2 consecutive terms.
Our policies require that no more than half the board members can be PCO-certified (or related in a way that violates the conflict of interest provision in the NOP regulations). That allows us to have a maximum of 7 certified producers on the board, plus a minimum of 8 others who are independent.
Nominations can be made by PCO certified operations, advocate/business members and PCO advisory board members. PCO will accept nominations via mail, email or phone.
Nomination will be submitted to the Governance Committee for review. Board members are selected by the membership via ballot.