As a cooperative, every individual is considered part of the board and every member is encouraged to participate in one of the Service Committees. Below is a list of Service Committees and the work their members focus on.
The Advocacy Committee works to promote co-op friendly policy at the loca, state, and federal level. This committee advocates for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program and seeks to increase federal support for the cooperative business model.
The role of the Professional Development Committee is to oversee the delivery of the CW Professional Development Training Program, The Art and Acience of Cooperative Development. The committee also develops curriculum for public webinars and member-focused trainings.
Chaired by John McNamara, Northwest Cooperative Development Center
The Marketing Committee sets and executes a marketing strategy to effectively reach all of CW’s audiences in a way that is engaging and informative. This committee identifies audiences, plans modes of communication, and sets strategies, timelines, and goals for improving CW’s interactions with its stakeholders.