As a co-op, our business is controlled by our owners, making us independent, autonomous, and democratic. Each owner gets to vote for our board of directors, which in turn hires and oversees 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 owners 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.

 


Our owners have voted and the results are in. Congratulations to new board members Katie, Bob, and Susan! Thank you to all the candidates and to everyone who voted. Your involvement will help to shape the direction of our co-op for the next 3 years. Owner participation, whether by voting or running for the board, is a foundation of our mission as a co-op! More details about our new board members will be added shortly.