ORS 62.295¹

(1) The principal officers of a cooperative are a president, one or more vice presidents as prescribed in the bylaws, a secretary and a treasurer. These officers shall be elected annually by the board at such time and in such manner as the bylaws provide. The offices of secretary and treasurer may be combined in one person. At least one principal officer must be a director of the cooperative. The manager of a cooperative may hold the office of president or any other office.

(2) The bylaws may provide for a chairperson of the board of directors. The offices of chairperson and president may be combined in one person. However, notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a person who is not a director may not serve as chairperson of the board of directors.

(3) Any other officer may be chosen by the board.

(4) All officers shall have such authority and perform such duties as the bylaws provide, or as the board may determine, not inconsistent with the bylaws. Any officer may be removed by the board whenever in its judgment the best interests of the cooperative will be served thereby. Election or appointment shall not of itself create contract rights. [1957 c.716 §26; 1969 c.312 §1; 1981 c.542 §4]

Chapter 62

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Homestead as applied to a shareholder-tenant in a co­op­er­a­tive apart­ment, (1971) Vol 35, p 897

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 62—Cooperatives, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 62, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano062.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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