Board elections happen every year at the end of the summer. All Durham Co-op owners can run for the board. Your input helps shape what the Co-op cares about and how those goals are accomplished.

When board elections are underway, application instructions will be posted here and announced through our newsletter and on our social media pages. Stay tuned for more info later this year!



The Co-op is governed by the board, and everyone on the board is a community member or staff member and a Co-op owner. Anyone who is an owner can run for the board, and every owner gets to vote for board members each year. The board of directors consists of consumer-owners and worker-owners. Board members are committed to representing nearly 7000 Co-op consumer- and worker-owners and voicing the values and goals of Co-op members.

The main responsibilities of the board involve setting the goals and values of the Co-op (read about our values HERE), as well as hiring, evaluating, and holding the General Manager accountable for the overall success of the Co-op. Our Co-op is built by Durham and dedicated to serving Durham. The Board exists so the Durham Co-op Market can achieve the most for its owners and the Durham community!


If you are not an owner, we’d love for you to learn more about our community-owned grocery store, why it’s important, and how you can participate.

Learn more HERE.


You help make a positive impact on your community and at the Co-op!