Board Elections 2019
Congratulations to Our Board Candidates!
Monica, Jen, Owen, and Candace all received 98% or more “For” votes. With all that is going on this year in the store, voter turn out was a little lower than usual, with 159 members voting—135 online and 24 with paper ballots in the store. Thirteen additional paper ballots were put in the box without signature and member number, so they could not be counted.
New board members will be seated at the June 4 board meeting at the Annex at 2110 Lawrence Street at 5:30 pm. Member-Owners are always welcome to attend.
Monica le Roux 157 Yes
Owen Rowe 156 Yes
Jennifer Dimon-Hardesty 154 Yes
Candace McKay 154 Yes
Contact our board assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-379-5798.
Meet this Year’s Candidates
We asked this year’s candidates why they wanted to serve on the board of directors for The Food Co-op, and this is what they had to say…
The Food Co-op election for board members takes place between May 1 and 14. Active members of the Co-op will receive either a postcard or an email with instructions on how to vote. You will be able to vote either online or on paper ballots in the store.
We asked our candidates to write a statement—500 words or less—about why they would like to be on The Food Co-op Board and what they would bring to the job. The statement had to include answers to the first of the following questions plus any two of the others.
Why are cooperatives in general and The Food Co-op in particular important to you?
How will your experience, skills, or unique perspectives strengthen The Co-op Board?
What do you perceive to be the long- and short-term challenges facing The Food Co-op and how would you address them?
What volunteer or professional experiences have you had with other cooperatives or organizations?
Do you have personal aspirations that could be enhanced by board service?
Owen is running for a 3-year term. He has served as vice president and currently as president.
Jennifer is running for a 2-year term. Jen was appointed to the board last year and currently serves on two of our committees, BCC and C3.
Candace is running for a 3-year term. She has been attending board meetings and participating in committees and other board work for several months.
Monica le Roux
Monica is running for a 1-year term. Monica has been on the board for six years and served as president, vice president, and treasurer. She is currently our treasurer.