By Ari Rosner
Lloyd Farmers Market co-manager
The Hollywood Farmers Market is now accepting applications to join its Board of Directors in January 2016.
The Hollywood Farmers Market is looking for a few good souls to join our Board of Directors. If you love the market and wish to engage more intimately, then we hope you will consider this rewarding opportunity to roll up your sleeves and promote the market from within.
Participating in the both the Hollywood and Lloyd farmers markets from the vantage point of the Board of Directors offers tremendous insight and sense of involvement.
Applicants are sought who demonstrate enthusiasm for the market and a thriving food system. Backgrounds in the areas of community outreach, agriculture, communications, account/financial planning, and marketing are particularly advantageous to composing a well-rounded, effective board.
The Board is comprised of up to fifteen 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. In addition, board members will participate on a variety of committees in which they can creatively contribute to the market’s weekly activities as well as influence the organization’s future.
Members attend board meetings held on the third Wednesday evening of every month as well as one or more committee meetings. Additional commitments include an annual board retreat held every January, a vendor dinner in the spring, and a fall harvest festival celebrating our volunteers, hosted by the board.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, September 20. The board will invite qualified candidates to an interview at the October 21 board meeting, and elections will take place that evening. New members will be seated effective January 1, 2016.
The application is available on our website at hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
Any questions about the recruitment process may be directed to Suzanne Briggs at gro.t1511407048ekram1511407048sremr1511407048afdoo1511407048wyllo1511407048h@tne1511407048mtiur1511407048cer1511407048.
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 April through Thanksgiving and the first and third Saturdays of the month from December through March. Market hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. from April to September and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from October to March. Dogs are welcome in the market after 10 a.m. For more information, visit hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.The Lloyd Farmers Market is located under the gazebo in the Oregon Square Courtyard on Northeast Holladay Street between 7th and 9th avenues. It is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.lloydfarmersmarket.com.