About Your Board Of Directors
Lakewinds Co-op is democratically controlled via one-member/one-vote. Members vote for a board of directors, who in turn hire and oversee a general manager. From this standpoint, the co-op is run like a normal business, as it’s very difficult to operate a successful retail operation as a “collective”, with all “owners” being the boss. But members vote for the board members who best reflect their values and vision for the store, and who then represent the members in the overall governance.