Meet the Board! Yoshi

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Yoshi Manale

As of December 2021, Yoshi Manale is the new Brattleboro Town Manager! And as you’ll read below, he immediately became a Co-op member, and expressed an interest in joining the Board of Directors. As it happened, the Board had a vacant seat to fill, so Yoshi was appointed, and is now a BFC Director. Yoshi has been acclimating to our town and Vermont, making new friends, hiking/skiing local trails, attending shows at the many performing arts locations around town, and enjoying the variety of food choices.

Brattleboro Food Co-op hires new GM

With much enthusiasm the Board of Directors announces the hiring of Lee Bradford as the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s new General Manager. Lee offers over 26 years of business management expertise in a variety of industries. He is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work in a co-op setting, which he described as less about getting food from point a to point b, and more about serving communities. He added that Covid has given us all the opportunity to think about deep values and what’s important to us.

New Board Member Appointed

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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Yoshi Manale to fill the remainder of Steffen Gillom’s term on the Board (term expires 2023).  Here is Yoshi in his own words, from the statement of interest he submitted to the Board. Welcome, Yoshi!

Board of Director interview: Judy Fink

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Judy Fink is a star.  She was an elementary school teacher for much of her working life, retired, came to Vermont, and has been doing volunteer work ever since.  She got elected to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Board 4 years ago, and was recently re-elected for her second term. Judy is currently the Vice-president of the Board, on the GM Search Committee and the chair of the Recruitment Committee – she always steps up for tasks when the need arises.  She has a community of close friends here, and her adult son lives in Colorado.