Nominations for 2018 CAC Election Now Being Accepted
The annual California Avocado Commission (CAC) General Election will be held in October 2018 and nominations are now being accepted. The deadline for receiving all relevant nomination materials is August 24.
The CAC Board of Directors is comprised of 19 individuals serving as producers, handlers and public members. The CAC General Election will be held for one producer member seat in each of the five CAC districts and two handler member seats. Elected producer members shall serve a two-year term, ending on October 31, 2020. As concerns the handler member seats, one seat will be for a standard two-year term and one seat for a partial one-year term — through October 31, 2020 or October 31, 2019, respectively.
Assessment-paying producers of avocados may nominate themselves for a CAC Board seat in their district and must submit a complete Producer Nomination packet, including a Producer Affidavit of Eligibility, Producer Nomination Signature Petition, Producer Disclosure of Affiliations and Producer Candidate Statement.
Handlers who handle no less than one percent of the total industry volume of avocados in the preceding market year are eligible to nominate themselves for a CAC Board seat. Handlers must complete a Handler Nomination packet, including a Handler Affidavit of Eligibility, Handler Nomination Signature Petition, Handler Disclosure of Affiliations and Handler Candidate Statement.
Completed forms must be submitted by August 24 via mail (12 Mauchly, Suite L, Irvine, CA 92618), fax (949.341.1970) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).