By Erin Jaurigue
Hollywood Farmers Market board member
The Hollywood Farmers Market is now accepting applications to join its board of directors in January 2014. Board membership offers an opportunity for volunteers, vendors and market lovers to become involved in the nonprofit organization.
The board welcomes applications from individuals enthusiastic about the Market, especially those with backgrounds in the areas of food policy, nutrition, nonprofit organizations, community outreach, human resources, grant writing, finance, marketing or graphic design.
The board includes up to 15 members, including a handful of seats that will be vacated at the end of this year. Board members serve a three-year term and oversee the Hollywood and Lloyd farmers markets, which are both held year-round. The board’s primary responsibility is governance of the markets, although members may expect to take on a variety of tasks during their tenure, such as mission-related developmental considerations and community partnerships. Board members attend meetings held on the third Wednesday evening of every month and also serve on one or more committees. An annual board retreat is held every January, and a vendor dinner and harvest festival are hosted by the board throughout the year.
The deadline for applications is Saturday, September 14. The board will invite qualified candidates to an interview at the October 16 board meeting, and elections will take place that evening. New members will be seated effective January 1, 2014.
The application is available online at http://www.
The Hollywood Farmers Market is located on Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues, one block south of Sandy Boulevard. It is open every Saturday from May through Thanksgiving and the first and third Saturdays from
December through April. Market hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. from May to October and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from November to April. Dogs are welcome in the Market after 10 a.m. For more information, visit hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.