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HCGA Accepting Applications for Board of Directors

In December 2017 the Humboldt County Growers Alliance will be electing several new members to our Board of Directors. We are seeking board members who believe in HCGA’s mission, who have strong leadership skills, envision a sustainable and productive cannabis industry in Humboldt County, the state and beyond.  

We expect our board members to be innovators with open minds who are committed to being respected ambassadors not only for HCGA but the Humboldt Cannabis community as a whole.

Board Member Responsibilities

HCGA is structured to have a governing board; not a working board. We consider this board position to be a ‘choose your own adventure.' What this means is you may decide to attend only the required four board meetings a year for updates and to govern the organization's decision-making and vision making; all the way up to working on every committee.

It should be noted that general organizational activity will be posted to the App ‘Slack’ and a working understanding of 'Slack' is required to be a board member (training provided).

Below is a quick glance of board responsibilities. 

  • Board meets a minimum of once every quarter.

  • Board members must be willing to include photo and bio for the website.

  • Board members must sign a code of conduct.

  • Board members must be members of HCGA.

  • Board members chair committees.

  • Board votes to approve new board members.

  • Any officer may be removed, either with or without cause, by a supermajority vote at any time.

  • Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors and or to the E.D.

  • 20% of directors shall be composed of members who do not legally hold ownership of cannabis-licensed businesses. For example on a 5-7 person board, there will be at least one (1) non-cannabis industry board member, on a 7-11 person board there will be at least two (2) non-cannabis industry board members.

  • There shall be no fewer than 3 (three) and no more than 11 (eleven) directors.

  • The Board of Directors will appoint new directors as needed and/or when seats open.

  • Any vacancies caused by death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise, of any officer may be filled by the Board, if and when necessary.

  • Officers of the corporation are Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve one–year terms

If you're interested in applying for Directorship, download the application, fill out and submit to Cody Stross, Chairman of the Board of Directors (cody@hcga.co), by November 15, 2017. Please feel free to reach out with any question you may have. We look forward to reviewing your application. 

Natalynne DeLapp-Hinton