The Board has had a busy few months with the strategic planning process. This spring we completed an online scientifically random member survey, an in person member forum, interviews with key informants [people or groups we identified as being closely aligned with our mission] and the Annual Member Meeting held June 3rd. For members who were able to attend that meeting, the board presented a summary of its findings so far and for a great review of that meeting, please read Sam Gibboney’s article in the summer issue of Coop Commons.
June 26th the Board had a 4 hour long workshop to revisit our processes and procedures and to orient the newest board member, Henry Werch. Sunday, July 15th will be a day long board retreat focused on strategic planning. No one really knows what will come out of that work but it is sure to be interesting. When the board has determined the strategic direction we should be taking then my work begins identifying the paths we can take to get there. We are making amazing progress and we still have a lot of work in front of us. Check out our updated version of the strategic planning process poster in the store and online. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions so far by contacting us via email at Sam@foodcoop.coop or you can call me, Kenna, at the Co-op [360-385-2831 ext. 303]
Thanks for being a part of our future planning process and be sure to join us to help celebrate the Co-op’s first 40 years Sunday August 19th at the Northwest Maritime Center from 2:40 to 6:40pm in downtown Port Townsend.