We asked Board Treasurer David Wayne Johnson—who enjoys being on the board so much he ran for a second term in May!—to write a few words about why he chose to be on the board:
“When I was asked to run for a position on the Co-op’s Board of Directors in 2013, I had to ask myself some questions. Would I have the time for it? Would I benefit from it? Would I be making a difference in the community? I felt good enough to answer those questions “yes,” and I’m glad I did, because I’ve had a tremendously positive experience serving on the board these past 3 ½ years, for the following reasons: The time commitment is manageable, due in large part to the great support staff who keep us organized and using our time as productively as possible. The work is fun, engaging, challenging, and rewarding, both personally and collectively. We do get some compensation through a stipend, but the real benefit is knowing that we are making a positive difference in our Co-op and community while developing our skills at collaborative governance. Election season will soon be upon us, so pick up a candidate packet at the Member Services Desk after February 10 and come to a board meeting to see what we do!”
Want to learn more about what it means to serve on the Board?
Attend a board meeting, held at The Food Co-op Annex, 2110 Lawrence Street:
Tuesday February 7th 5:30pm – Study Topic: Strategic Plan Revision
Tuesday March 7th, 5:30pm – Study Topic: Meaning of Ownership
Talk to board members in the Alcove:
Tuesday January 17th 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday February 21st 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact Rachel at 379-5798 or email@example.com with questions, or to schedule a coffee date with a current board member!
Application deadline for the 2017 Board Election is March 10, 2017. Watch for application packets on our website or at the Member Services Desk after February 10th.