The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Cooperative Hall of Fame. Nominations can be made by going to heroes.coop/nominations and must be submitted by August 15, 2019.
Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the cooperative community’s highest honor and is reserved for outstanding co-op leaders whose contributions to the movement are genuinely heroic.
Candidates are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Statesmanship Demonstrated innovation, personal commitment, leadership and vision beyond the professional competence and requirement of the position in which he or she served the cooperative sector;
- Lasting Achievement Achieved identifiable and lasting change to improve and promote cooperatives;
- Cooperative Advancement Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system;
- Recognition Recognized for work relating to cooperatives at the local, regional, national, or international level.
Nominations are reviewed by a Screening Committee to assure that all applications meet the nominating criteria. A Selection Committee of a cross section of cooperative sectors meets in October to review and discuss the nominations and recommends up to four inductees to NCBA CLUSA’s Board of Directors.
Inductees will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on May 6, 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.