Nominations and Elections

Link to: ELFCO Board Self-Nomination Form - 2018

The Board of Directors consists of up to nine members elected by ELFCO's owners. Elections are held annually for three-year terms. Look for information on upcoming elections in the spring of each year. Occasionally, a seat becomes vacant between elections; the sitting Board of Directors may fill the vacant seat upon a motion passed to approve the appointment of a qualified owner who has submitted a self-nomination form.

2018 Election: Owner/Member balloting starts no later than April 14 and ends at 3:00 p.m. on April 29 at the 2018 ELFCO Annual Meeting. Ballots will be sent to the email address you have on file at ELFCO, and will include a link to the candidate statements. Be sure to update your email address if necessary. As well, we can send you a ballot by email without otherwise adding your email address to the general ELFCO email list; just let us know by contacting Thanks!


Current Board of Director Candidate Statements

Marshall Clabeaux's Nomination Statement

Lily Woodruff's Nomination Statement

Chris Bardenhagen's Nomination Statement

Michele Bridges' Nomination Statement

Nomination Statement - Steve Andre

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in Board meetings. While subject to change, meetings are typically held monthly and last about 2 hours.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in the annual retreat and additional Board meetings as needed.
  • Participate actively in, or lead, at least one ELFCO committee.
  • Respond within 48 hours to ELFCO Board email and/or voice mail messages.
  • Attend the annual April ELFCO member/owner meeting (four hours on a weekend afternoon).
  • Board members should also plan on being available to attend any Board training/development sessions that might be scheduled.

Who is eligible to run for a seat on the Board?

  • A voting ELFCO owner is eligible for Board membership provided the person is at least eighteen years of age, neither the person nor her/his spouse/partner has an interest in a wholesale or distributorship licensed business for the sale of alcoholic liquor in Michigan, and neither the owner nor his/her partner/spouse holds law enforcement powers within the jurisdiction of the city or township where we establish a new storefront.