Results – The Ohio Cooperative Election 2017

MOTIONS

Motion 1: To hire an Executive Director for the Women’s Foundation of Ohio.

The Women’s Foundation of Ohio is our grant-making foundation that supports charities throughout the state that focus on women issues. Hiring an Executive Director would guide the program and fulfill its charitable purpose while lessening the burden on CPAC.

RESULTS – NO

Motion 2: To support Ohio House Bill 581.

Ohio House Bill 581 authorizes Series limited liability companies. The passing of HB 581 would support the statewide job creation and job growth efforts of The Ohio Cooperative by allowing us to secure separate rights, powers, and duties per each small business.

RESULTS – YES

Motion 3: To develop equity investment impact fund.

The Ohio Cooperative only operates in the impact investment space through our impact funds. Developing an equity fund would require the partnership of a sub-adviser.

RESULTS – NO

Motion 4: To develop a headquarters office space.

The Cooperative Personnel Administration Center, CPAC, is the only office space the cooperative maintains. This allows majority of non-specific location worker-owners to work from home. Developing a headquarters would require majority to report to an office location.

RESULTS – NO

Motion 5: To hire an Executive Director for the Ohio Media and Marketing Association.

The Ohio Media and Marketing Association, OMMA, marketing associates currently report directly to CPAC. An Executive Director would oversee all marketing associates, manage marketing plans, and achieve other objectives for cooperative small businesses.

RESULTS – NO

Motion 6: To establish The Ohio Cooperative Workers Council.

The Ohio Cooperative Workers’ Council will consist of one (1) worker-owner per State County to represent the people of that county in Board Meetings. Each council member must be voted in and will serve a three year term.

RESULTS – YES

Motion 7: To submit employment numbers to the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The submission of employment numbers includes: Temp, Part-time, and Full-time workers to the Ohio Development Agency. The Agency collects employment data on employers throughout the state.

RESULTS – TABLE 2018

Motion 8: To appoint Sunbelt Business Brokers as acquisition partner.

The Ohio Cooperative acquires small businesses through its social enterprise Impact Funds to maintain a diversified portfolio. The cooperative is seeking to develop an exclusive partnership with one company that specializes in small business acquisitions.

RESULTS – YES

Motion 9: To establish a two year college.

Even with many colleges in the state of Ohio, minorities still graduate at a lesser rate than their peers. Establishing a two year college to combat this issue is crucial to the quality of life of Ohioans. http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/state/#state=oh&sector=public_two

RESULTS – NO

Motion 10: To hire a Direct of Impact Investing.

The Executive Director of Impact Investing will be responsible for managing investor relations between our limited partners and our impact fund® services.

RESULTS – TABLE 2018

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