Owners make the difference

2018 will be another year of growth for our Co-op, and we depend on a strong and diverse Board.

In the 2018 Election, three seats will be available to new Board Directors. In 2017, we enjoyed an exciting, contested election, and this year we look forward to the Potential Candidate Informational Event on January 11 that will launch the new election season.

All Owners interested in running for the Board are encouraged to attend one or both of the next two Board Meetings (Tuesday, December 12, 6pm and Tuesday, January 28, 6pm).

The Informational Event on January 11, will be a chance to meet current Board Directors, watch a brief presentation about Board responsibilities, and ask questions about Board activities. Applications to run for the Board are due on February 13, 2018; however, the application includes signature endorsements from fellow Owners which may take a few days to gather. It is best to download the application as soon as you think you may be interested, so that you can plan for the time to complete the application to your best advantage.

– Owners who want to make sure they receive all notifications from the Co-op are encouraged to UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION as soon as possible. Email new information to updateinfo@briarpatch.coopsubmit YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on our update page, or fill in the form at the bottom of this page.
– Owners who want to vote must be either fully paid or current on share payments as of March 16, 2018.
– Owners who want to find out more about being a Board Director are encouraged to attend Board Meetings and the January 11 Informational Event.
– Owners who want to run for the Board are encouraged to download the Board Application Packet as soon as possible. Completed applications are due February 13, 2018.

Our elections are managed by our third party, secure voting service, Simply Voting. Simply Voting manages the online election and independently verifies the results. Last year, 704 Owners voted (9.4% of eligible voters), which was a 48% increase over the 2016 turnout (475 votes). We expect another large increase in Owner involvement this year.


Many thanks to the BriarPatch Elections Team, the Board of Directors, and all the BriarPatch staff who work so hard to make every election enjoyable, successful, and professional!