Nominations open for two ROC Association seats

CONCORD, N.H. Keep an eye out: Nomination ballots for the upcoming ROC Association Directors Election are on their way. 

Nominations are due to ROC USA offices Sept. 18. Once those are in, ballots will be sent out for the election and are due Nov. 4. Results will be announced Nov. 8. 

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Two seats are up for election this year: New England and East, Midwest and South. A map showing which states are in each region can be found on the ROC Association page and is included in the mailing sent out this week to each ROC in those regions. Information about election will be posted there as well. 

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 

Nomination forms are available in English and Spanish. Interested leaders must have the endorsement of their ROC Board. See for complete details. 

The 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 when they saw the potential of a large national network of local communities if we were to formalize an organization and develop an election process for ROCs. 

Membership is free to all of the now 241 ROCs that are or once were under contract with a Certified Technical Assistance Provider trained and certified by ROC USA Network. 

Communities elect Directors to the ROC USA, LLC Board, helping ensure not only community involvement in the governance of ROC USA and a strong voice in the planning and shaping of ROC USA’s work. One Director is elected from each of three regions. 

Directors take part in all ROC USA Board meetings (usually held in Washington, D.C., three times per year) and the annual ROC Leadership Institute. The Institute is a four-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. 

Nomination form (New England) – English and Spanish

Nomination form (East, Midwest and South) – English and Spanish