2020 Nominating Committee

Opportunity to Serve on the Northwest FCS 2020 Nominating Committee

To All Northwest FCS Customer-Stockholders:  Nominating Committee members are elected each year by the voting stockholders to screen, interview and select director candidates for board elections as well as candidates to serve on the following year’s Nominating Committee. The 2019 Nominating Committee will select the candidates to appear on the February 2020 Northwest FCS Director Election ballots.

Nominating Committee Eligibility

Committee members:
  • Must own voting stock,
  • Loan(s) must be in good standing,
  • May not be considered as a director candidate if serving on the Nominating Committee.

You do not have to live in the region with a director election in February 2021.

February 2021 Election Regions

Region 1 – Chehalis, Burlington, Fisheries
Region 5 – Glasgow, Sidney, Miles City, Billings
Region 11 – Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, American Falls, Preston


Nominating Committee members receive compensation at the rate of $500 per day for meetings and $250 per conference call and are reimbursed for any reasonable travel expenses incurred while attending these meetings.

Time demands generally include:

  • One to two conference calls throughout the year, as needed.
  • Two in-person meetings in Spokane, WA; one in the spring (typically early May) to review Nominating Committee responsibilities, screen and select candidates to be contacted regarding board service; and another in the late summer (typically early to mid-September) to conduct candidate interviews.

If you believe you are eligible and would like to be considered for service, provide the following information to Jill Surby at jill.surby@northwestfcs.com by October 9, 2019:

  • Your full name, name of your operating entity, mailing address, email address, cell/phone number.
  • Your branch affiliation, loan officer’s name, primary commodity/crop.

Submitting your name does not necessarily result in being contacted for service. However, if you are selected, you will be contacted and your name will be placed on the February 2020 ballot sent to all voting stockholders.

Thank you for considering participating in this very important process. For more information, review the Farm Credit Administration brochure The Role of Farm Credit System Nominating Committees.