Nominations for ROC Association Director Election due in July

CONCORD, N.H. – Nominations are due in just a few weeks for those looking to throw their hat in the ring for the ROC Association Director position in the Mountain West Region. 

Current ROC Association Map for the three regions of the US
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Boards of Directors will need to send their nominations to the ROC USA® offices July 6. Ballots will then be sent out at the end of July and are due back Aug. 31.

Each ROC Board of Directors gets one vote for the Director representing its region. A quorum will be confirmed, votes will be tabulated and results will be posted on

ROC Association was started by two community leaders, Natividad Seefeld from Park Plaza Co-op in Fridley, Minn., and Lois Parris of the Lakes Region Co-op in Belmont, N.H.  Both were appointees to the ROC USA Board of Directors who saw the potential of a large national network of local communities if they were to formalize an organization and develop an election process for ROCs.

Membership is free to all of the now 220 ROCs that are or once were under contract with a Certified Technical Assistance Provider trained and certified by ROC USA® Network.

ROC Association Directors also sit on the ROC USA Board of Directors, helping ensure not only community involvement in the governance of ROC USA but also a strong voice in the planning and shaping of ROC USA’s work. One Director is elected from each of three regions and serves staggered two-year term, with elections held every year. 

Timeline for the upcoming ROC Association election
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Directors take part in all ROC USA Board meetings (usually held in Washington, D.C., three times per year) and the ROC Leadership Institute. The Institute is a three-day conference that brings together 100 ROC leaders from across the country for training, networking and more. Directors’ expenses for all these events are paid for by ROC USA. All that is required is a Director’s time and dedication.

ROC USA and ROC Association will host a call-in session to answer any questions of those considering running for the ROC Association Board of Directors. Members may also email Paul Bradley, President at or call (603) 513-2791.