The purpose of Co-op Board committees is to involve membership and to support the Board’s work to fulfill its mission. Committees ordinarily will assist the Board by preparing policy alternatives and implications for Board deliberation. All member-owners are welcome to attend committee and Board of Directors meetings. Member-owners are also able to serve on any of these advisory committees. If interested in joining a committee, please contact the Committee Chairperson.
This committee recommends policies to the Board pertaining to governance issues and processes, including the orientation and training of new Board members, the evaluation and improvement of the contribution of individual Board members and officers, and the recommendation of Bylaw changes. The committee will develop a roster of potential Board members based on the Board profile, and will nominate all Board members and officers. The committee also provides the Board with candidates for vacancies that occur during a Board term.
- Current Chair: Joseph Andriano
- Meeting Time: First Monday of every month from 4:30-5:30 pm above the Carriage House
This committee is responsible for marketing and outreach, including the planning of events such as the Annual Open House, Annual Baking Fest and Silent Auction, local health fairs, and various other in-store and local happenings.
- Committee Chair: Pamela Maurer
- Meeting Time: First Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm above the Carriage House
This committee will develop and recommend to the Board those financial principles, plans, and courses of action that provide for mission accomplishment and financial well-being. Consistent with this responsibility, it will review the annual budget and submit it to the Board for its approval. In addition, the committee shall make recommendations with regard to the level and terms of indebtedness, cash management, investment policy, risk management, financial monitoring and reports, employee benefit plans, signatory authority for expenditures, and other policies for inclusion in the BPM that the committee determines are advisable for effective financial management. The Finance Committee will examine the financial ramifications of policy changes. It shall recommend an external auditor for the Board approval, and review the audit.
- Committee Chair: Robin McClellan
- Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of every month from 5:15-6:15 pm above the Carriage House
This committee concentrates on widening our organizational vision to expand membership. The committee is responsible for membership issues; including increasing membership, retaining established members, communicating with the membership regarding membership issues and benefits, and encouraging membership participation as committee members and volunteers. The committee will co-ordinate the annual membership meeting in February, create and improve non-monetary membership benefits and events. The committee will co-ordinate the June and September membership potlucks to ensure greatest possible attendance for member discussion of any current issues and financial information proposed by the Board, Finance and Executive committees. The committee will coordinate, tally, and summarize the annual membership survey to be published in the summer newsletter.
- Committee Chair: Samantha DeGrossa
- Meeting Time: First Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm above the Carriage House
IT & Web Committee
This commitee is responsible to evaluating technology use and website maintenance. It looks at the ways that technology can be used to support the Co-op such as file sharing, data management, cloud backups, wifi and server administration. One of the main tasks of this committee is to make sure we are using any and all tools that help promote our online image. We work with the Outreach and Membership & Marketing Committee to coordinate programs that reach as many members and non-members as possible.
- Committee Chair: Eric Ochranek
- Meeting Time: Second Wednesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 pm above the Carriage House