Fort Collins Food Coop Board

Board Meetings

All Member/Owners are invited to attend the Food Co-op Board meetings. The next Board of Directors meetings is Monday, July 18th from 6-8pm Rm. 101 of the Giffin Building in Fort Collins. You will find plenty of bike parking, on the east and west entrances, and car parking in the lot directly west of the building. Click here to view a map.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
BOD Meeting Date

Board Minutes

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BOD Meeting Minutes

Board Agenda

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Co-op Principles

Cooperative Principles

All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles. Click the link to read our seven guiding principles.

Co-op Principles

Cooperative By-Laws

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.

Co-op Principles

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.

Co-op Principles

Store Party

Our Current Board of Directors

2016 BOD Application




Please download, print off, and fill out this application and return to the Food Co-op. Thank you for your interest in the Food Co-op B.O.D.

Ruth Inglis-Widrick

Ruth Inglis-Widrick

Inspired by everything related to nourishing our individual and collective bodies with Good Food, for 25 years I have been passionately involved with Fort Collins 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 CSUs 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, lets celebrate and deepen the power of our unique cooperative vision!


Amber Lamb

Amber Lamb

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.



Jean Opsomer

Jean Opsomer

I have been a member of the Fort Collins Food Coop since I moved here from Ames, Iowa in 2007. Prior to that, Ive been a long-time member and board member of Wheatsfield Grocery, a coop in Ames. I love the fact that Fort Collins has an awesome coop right in the heart of Old Town! I want to do my part in making sure it continues to thrive by serving on the board (in addition to shopping there, of course). My day job is as a faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Statistics.







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Steve Delgrosso

Steve Delgrosso

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.







Ed Secor

Ed Secor

I have been a member of the Food Co-op since to Ft. Collins in 1988, and the Co-op has been an integral part of my sustenance and community life ever since. In past years I have been a discount worker and participated in member loan programs. After earning a degree in geology, I changed course and have had a 30 year career in construction, including eight years working as lead carpenter and project manager for a historic preservation contractor. In this position I have had experience developing and implementing large budgets. I am excited for the opportunity to help keep the Co-op strong and vital.