The 2018 Board Election has come to a close. Thank you to all who participated!
Board elections ran from October 27th to November 30th. Nine Co-op members ran for our board of directors this year. Members had the opportunity to vote in the store or online for up to five candidates. There were three seats up for re-election and two vacancies. Typically, the board fills vacancies through an appointment process that is very time consuming. Given there were two vacancies going into the election, and the board’s interest to look for opportunities to increase democracy and member voice, the board decided to fill the two vacancies through the process of the election.
There were a total of 290 votes cast. The election was certified by the board at 8:08pm on Monday, December 3, 2018.
The new directors are:
- Karen Bernard, 3 year term
- Sam Applefield, 3 year term
- Eva Barinas, 3 year term
- Larry Meadows, 2 year term
- Jona Reyes, 1 year term
The new directors have all accepted their positions and will be seated at the upcoming board meeting on Monday, December 17th.