Nick Dickison and Yoshi Manale have each stepped down from the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Nick was serving as a staff director, and our policy is that when staff members leave the Co-op, they must step down from the Board. Yoshi stepped down because he expects to be leaving the Brattleboro area in the near future.
I have heard it said that it’s a gift to know when it’s time. I have received many gifts in my tenure here at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, often in thoughtful and caring conversations in the aisles. For now, though, I am stepping down at the end of December as General Manager. I believe that a new person taking the lead, with new energies and new vision, will be just the ticket for our beloved Co-op, to continue to shepherd it through the next few pastures.
You’ll probably recognize Tamara Stenn, not just from her photos from being on the Brattleboro Food Co-op Board, and her articles in Food for Thought. Tamara has been in this community for many years, and a fellow shopper in the Co-op for all of that. This interview gives a fun look at what brought her to this area, why she likes being on the BFC Board of Directors.
2020 BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
BOARD, BYLAW, and WORKING SHAREHOLDER DISCOUNT
As of 10/26/20 Mary Bene has stepped off the Board. Her term was due to end next month but personal circumstances conspired to make it not possible to finish her term. The Board is very grateful for her contributions over the last three years.
I am a cashier at our Co-op, and I am also a Board member. Being new to the Board, it can be challenging to remember which hat I am wearing at any given time! A little background: our bylaws require one and allow up to two staff directors on the Board. It’s commonly thought that I’m on the Board to represent only the Co-op employees, but that’s not the case. Staff directors, like patron directors, represent all shareholders. However, in my experience, my insights as an employee have been welcomed at our meetings.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, tabling with the Board of Directors has been suspended till further notice.
2019 BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
Total Ballots Cast: 1,019: 999 on-line ballots, 21 paper ballots. No ballots were invalid.