Wednesday, March 21

Grassroots governance
In a culmination of the grassroots governance DFA is founded upon, delegates from each of the Cooperative’s seven Areas convened during Annual Meeting’s General Session on Wednesday to discuss and vote on the 2018 proposed resolutions. The resolutions were initially proposed through their districts, then compiled and voted on by Area Delegates and were presented by the Corporate Resolutions Committee to Delegates for the final vote at Annual Meeting.

This year, Vice Chairman and Northeast Area Council Chairman Jerrel Heatwole opened the voting session and introduced the proposed resolutions. The Delegates discussed several resolutions during the meeting before voting. This process demonstrates the dedication to bringing grassroots ideas to the entire Cooperative, which then guides DFA’s business decisions throughout the year.