Board of Directors
Message from the Board
We are honored to be on of the Board of Directors for Green City Market. The heart of the Market is the farmers and the work they do to bring delicious, seasonal, sustainably-raised food to our tables. Our job is to help make that food available to everyone in Chicago and continue the momentum begun by our founder, Abby Mandel.
The Green City Market Board of Directors is seeking candidates to join the board! Our Board includes motivated community members - we share the drive to take action to support GCM’s mission: by deepening our support for small family farmers, educating consumers and the next generation of eaters, and increasing access to local, healthy, sustainable food.
Addressing threats to family farmers, the safety of our food system and the health of our communities drive the work of Green City Market’s Board and staff. The Board is seeking proactive candidates with a range of skills, including fundraising, leadership and management, marketing and communications, public relations and social media, and agriculture, who are willing to contribute these skills and others to fulfill the market’s efforts.
The GCM Board of Directors is a volunteer board with three-year terms. Directors are expected to commit to support the Market’s fundraising efforts, to attend all Board Meetings, and to lead and act on committees as opportunities arise. The Board generally meets in person or virtually every 2 months. Members of the Board members raise funds and are actively involved in strategic growth, outreach and planning. Board members also promote the mission and vision of the Market to the public, and assist the staff with applicable expertise.
If you are interested in submitting your interest to join the board, please click the button below to complete a brief interest form and a member of our Recruitment Committee will be in touch with you.
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