The new Board has been seated, officers elected and we’re ready to get down to business.The officers for this year are: President- Laurie Niles, V.P.-Phil Weintraub, Secretary- Seana Watkins and Treasurer-Scott Richman.
One of our top goals for this year is to find the new location for the store. This has proved to be a bit more difficult than I originally thought as there haven’t been many locations that fit our needs. They say good things come to those that wait, so I have confidence that an ideal location is going to come available.
Another important goal is to have a contested election again this fall. Last year we had six candidates run for three Board positions. I only hope it was a sign of things to come. This year there will be three seats up for election once again. If you have any interest, please come to a Board meeting and see how the Board works and what is involved. We have a committee that will be working year round on the election and soliciting candidates. Our goal is to have the ballot set much earlier this year to give the candidates an opportunity to speak to the membership.
Members of the Board will be in the store during all of the Co-op's quarterly Eat Local months. Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions. We look forward to any opportunity to hear your concerns.
-Phil Weintraub, Vice President