Nominations and Elections

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.


Owner/Member balloting starts March 24
and ends at 2:00 p.m.
on April 9th at the ELFCO Annual Meeting.


2017 Board of Directors Election Ballot


2017 Board of Director Candidate Statements

Yelena Kalinsky's Nomination Statement

Marshall Clabeaux's Nomination Statement

Lily Woodruff's Nomination Statement

Chris Bardenhagen's Nomination Statement

Michele Bridges' Nomination Statement

Steve Andre's Nomination Statement


Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in Board meetings (subject to change, but now scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, usually 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 two Board training/development sessions:
    • CBL101: Foundation for Board Leadership (time and date TBD)
    • Cooperative Cafe (time and date TBD)


Who is Eligible to run:

  • 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.