The Plainfield Co-op is governed by the Board of Directors, as established by the membership through the Co-op’s Bylaws. The board delegates responsibility to and holds accountable the Management Collective for meeting organizational goals stated in the board’s governing policies. To ensure the goals reflect the membership’s desires for the Co-op, the board works to create and sustain a meaningful relationship with the membership. The board also perpetuates its leadership capacity using ongoing education, training and recruitment. Members meet annually to review the organization’s accomplishments of the previous year, envision changes in the community the organization will affect in the future, and elect board members. Members are encouraged to be involved with Co-op governance by attending board meetings, by running for the board, and by volunteering to work on a board committee.