All Member/Owners are invited to attend the Food Co-op Board meetings. The next Board of Directors meetings is Monday December 14th from 5:30-8pm at the Downtown Real Estate Partners building, 409 Mason Ct #121 Fort Collins, ALL ARE WELCOME!
Bylaws lay out how the cooperative is to be governed. The Co-operatives governing body abides the Bylaws. Cooperatives usually limit their Bylaws to fundamental governance-level issues. Click the banner for the Fort Collins Food Cooperative Bylaw information.
Cooperative E.N.D.S and Governance Policy
The Fort Collins Food Cooperative is an inclusive community working to cultivate and celebrate an environmentally sustainable, socially fair, and economically vibrant local and global food system, through The Cooperative Business model. Click the banner for the Fort Collins Food Cooperative Governance and E.N.D.S policies.
Our Current Board of Directors
Emily is from Berthoud, Colorado. She loves shopping at the Coop, and facilitating the board meetings. As president of the board Emily also chairs the Outreach Committee and is a part of the Governance Committee. Outside the Coop and her duties here she sells homes and land, spends time outdoors, loves cooking with friends, enjoying good wine, riding her bike and trying to see the world when possible! When asked what her favorite thing in the whole wide world is she answered, "love!". You can find her stocking up on local Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese, and SidWiggie's Ice Cream at the Coop. She also loves the co-operative model, and wants to look into Co-op housing around the Fort.
As an individual of a family who still owns and operates a century-old farm, I understand the importance of uncompromised food and value farms and organizations who execute a similar approach. It was in 2013 when I first discovered the Fort Collins Food Cooperative and the fun, hard-working, health-conscious employees who are always smiling. I found they shared my passion for eating well and supporting local business which is an ever important aspect of integrating the Food Co-Op with the city of Fort Collins. With the addition of the new General Manager, Sherpa, it is an exciting time for the Food Co-Op, and I am excited to help contribute to its development as a newly elected board member.
Having been an employee at the co-op for over 3 years, I have a unique perspective on the day to day operations within the co-op. I am committed to bringing this perspective to the BOD to help guide the direction of the bright future of the co-op. I want to listen to current members and current staff to help project their voices into decision making for our future. I want to see our membership grow, along with our sense of community.
Inspired by everything related to nourishing our individual and collective bodies with Good Food, for 25 years I have been passionately involved with Fort Collinsí local food movement through networking, teaching, speaking, and writing to support the growing, preserving, savoring and sharing of the bounty. I most recently created and taught CSUís first hands-on course on food preservation. As a dedicated member of the Fort Collins Food Co-op for the last 25 years, I now wish to lovingly serve our dynamic community. With a deeply committed staff and skilled, visionary manager already creating magic, the next goal is to make us financially stronger through increased member sales so that, when the right location becomes available, we are situated to make the move to expand our size. With increased membership sales we can afford to both lower prices and ensure a living wage for our dedicated employees. Rather than compete with the corporate world, letís celebrate and deepen the power of our unique cooperative vision!
Hi! I have been a Member-Owner and discount employee at the Fort Collins Food Co-op since arriving in Fort Collins in 2008. I believe I have an understanding of how the Food Co-op functions and what the staffs needs and desires are. I have the ability and desire to listen intently to what all constituents want and I believe I often speak for the unheard perspectives. I am a team player, and also have leadership and facilitation skills. I am passionate about sustainability, living locally and simply, to the best of my abilities. I am skilled in education and outreach and am networked with any sustainable and environmental organizations in the region. Above all, I love the Fort Collins Food Co-op and I want it to continue to thrive and be an integral part of the Fort Collins and great area community.
Economic and environmental sustainability are both important to me. Integrating organic farming principles with technology is likely to optimize outcomes and science can help inform decision-making. Currently, I am an employed soil scientist working on greenhouse gas mitigation for agricultural systems. I have a PhD in ecology and experience conducting life cycle analyses for different organic and conventional systems. I've been a member for the Food Co-op for over 15 years.
The Food Co-op seems to be in a state of flux. Hopefully, I can offer some stability with long range planning and vision. In 1972 I was an original Food Co-op volunteer and for the first 8 months of its existence, ran the Food Co-op. I've been the Co-op handy man for a number of years and I'd love to lend a hand to the Board of Directors.