Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame now through August 15, 2017. 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.The
While there is no single path to induction, all inductees share a belief in the cooperative business model and a track record of accomplishments that have benefited the cooperative community.
- Statesmanship Demonstrated statesmanship, innovation, personal commitment, leadership and vision beyond the professional competence and requirement of the position in which the nominee 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 the Selection Committee, which is comprised of representatives from many cooperative sectors. Nominations not selected in the first year of consideration will be reconsidered in the subsequent two years. The 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2018.
Find the nomination form and the stories of all our cooperative heroes at www.heroes.coop.