Nominations Being Accepted for 2022 CAC General Election

  • Jul 20, 2022

The California Avocado Commission is currently accepting nominations for the CAC Board of Directors. The nomination period for the 2022 General Election will end August 26, 2022.

 The CAC board is composed of 19 individuals who represent five districts, with two producer members and one alternate produce member elected to serve in each district (for a total of 10 grower members and 5 alternate members), as well as two handler members, one alternate handler member and one public member. For the 2022 General Election, one producer member seat in each of the five districts, as well as one handler member seat and one public member seat are open. All seats are for a two-year term ending on October 31, 2024.

For those interested in seeking a nomination to the board, per CAC Election Procedures:

  • Producer candidates for member or alternate member seats may be nominated by a petition signed by five eligible producers from the district in which they are seeking election
  • Handler candidates for member or alternate member seats may be nominated by a petition signed by one eligible handler (aside from the handler organization the nominee represents)

Complete CAC board election information, including nomination packets for producers and handlers, is available on the California avocado grower website.

Ballots will be mailed to producers and handlers September 26 and must be received by the California Department of Food and Agriculture by October 26. The Commission will again utilize a ranked choice voting method wherein voters cast their vote by ranking candidates in order of preference. The CDFA will announce the election results on November 17.

Please contact April Aymami at 949.341.1955 or [email protected] with any questions you may have regarding the election process or serving on the board.

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