accepting applicants for community trustees


Kalamazoo Collective Housing (KCH) is seeking candidates to fill Community Trustee vacancies on its Board of Directors.

KCH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Michigan corporation with a mission to provide affordable housing to low-income and moderate-income individuals and families while engaging the larger Kalamazoo community in education programs on the principles and practices of ecologically sustainable living.

Established in 2006, KCH has spent the last twelve (12) years devoted to its mission and the carrying out its vision, in accordance with its key values: Voluntary and Open Membership, Democratic Member Participation, Independence and Self-Reliance, Education and Training, Sustainability, Individual Responsibility, Concern for Community, and Cooperation among Cooperatives.  Such focus has enabled KCH to grow from its very small beginnings, to the point of maintaining and growing an active membership, supporting full-time professional staff, and owning and operating a total of six (6) properties.  This places KCH’s overall assessed value to nearly half a million dollars with an annual operating budget of approximately $160,000.00.

Community Trustee members will serve as non-compensated members of the Board of Directors (BOD) who will actively participate in overseeing the growth and direction of the organization and in conducting business inherent to a policy-making board of a corporation (i.e. establishing, instituting and overseeing fiscal matters, personnel, policies and systems).  The Community Trustee serves a three-year term.  The KCH BOD typically meets monthly for two hours.

The desired candidate is someone that will bring professional experience to the BOD, who is a resident of the Kalamazoo area, who is aligned with Co-operative Values and who demonstrates a willingness to work hard for the success of KCH.

Interested individuals should submit their resume and application online, by 5pm – Sunday, July 14, 2019, using the below link.