Opportunity Bulletin- Board of Director Positions up for Election in 2021

The 2020 Nominating Committee will meet this spring to consider candidates to run for the board of directors of Northwest FCS in 2021 in Region 1 (Chehalis, Burlington, Fisheries), Region 5 (Glasgow, Sidney, Miles City, Billings) and Region 11 (Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, American Falls, Preston). The Nominating Committee will select two candidates from each region who will be placed on the ballot to be voted on by voting stockholders in the February 2021 director elections. The successful candidates will serve a 5-year term, beginning in March 2021. This is a compensated position. All candidates will be required to provide information on business/financial relationships, financial disclosures and other information needed to establish eligibility and that are required by law and/or Northwest FCS bylaws and applicable board policies.

To be eligible to run for a director position, you must:

  • Be a customer of and own voting stock in Northwest FCS; and
  • Be in good standing with your loans.

 In addition to eligibility requirements, there are certain skills and characteristics that make a director effective and that the Nominating Committee will look for.  Desired characteristics and skills include:

  • Actively engaged in farming/ag operation.
  • Prior board experience – preferably fiduciary versus advisory boards or committees.
  • Formal education - bachelor's or other advanced/specialized degrees or studies.
  • Strong interpersonal/social skills.
  • Active/respected in community and industry.
  • Diversity of all types.
  • Integrity, honesty and trusted by all they deal with.


If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for a director position and you are in Region 1, 5 or 11, please click here to complete and submit a candidate profile. Questions regarding candidate profiles can be sent to Jill Surby, Corporate Secretary, at jill.surby@northwestfcs.com. All candidate profiles must be submitted by April 15, 2020.

 The Nominating Committee will consider numerous potential candidates from a number of different sources. As such, only those candidates that are selected to interview with the Nominating Committee will be contacted.

Please click here for additional information on the board of directors of Northwest FCS. If you have additional questions, contact Jill Surby.