All Member/Owners are invited to attend the Food Co-op Board meetings. The next Board of Directors meetings is Monday October 19th 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.
Being cooperatively owned we have a Board of Directors, elected by member-owners, to help guide the long term vision of the Coop, support the mission of the organization and provide guidance to our General Manager who directly works with the staff daily to run the store. The Board of Directors also creates and maintains the by-laws which govern the Coop. Download a copy of our by-laws [here].
Board of Director Elections
Being cooperatively owned, the Food Cooperative, has a Board of Directors, elected by Member-Owners, to help guide the long term vision of the Food Coop, support the mission of the organization and provide guidance to our General Manager who directly works with the staff daily to run the store. The Board of Directors also creates and maintains the by-laws which govern the Food Coop.
Now is the time for our annual Fort Collins Food Co-op Board of Directors 2015 Elections. There are three positions that need to be filled. Have you ever considered running for the Board of Directors?
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.
Katie was born and raised in Madison, WI but has been living in Fort Fun off and on for almost 9 years. She is a newly appointed board member who is very excited about helping to make the FCFC a hub for local food and community cultivation. Outside the coop, she keeps busy working on her farm and selling produce to local restaurants and at local farmers markets. If there is any time left, one may also find riding her bicycle, tickling chickens, or enjoying a beverage with her friends on the O'dell's patio. Food she loves from the COOP? Windsor dairy cheese (can take the girl out of the dairyland, but can't take the dairyland out the girl) and bulk peanut butter (well, anything bulk really).
Brian A. Majeski
I am excited to be a part of such an vital aspect of the Fort Collinsí community and to see the Food Co-op prosper, becoming an example for other towns of an integrated, dynamic hub for healthy food, local collaboration. As I had mentioned during my introduction at the recent member meeting, I foresee a strong involvement of architecture as it relates to food production. I yearn to learn more about the complex food industry, from farm to plate, to one day apply this knowledge and experience to sustainable, regenerative community development.
As a former Food Co-op employee, I understand the needs for staff and store. The expansion/relocation is necessary for the survival of the store and it's imperative that staff wages increase to be more competitive with the retail industry. I am pleased to be a part of the board and help improve these areas. My background is in design and marketing for Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability. I plan to use this knowledge to support and strengthen the Food Co-op's governing board.
Having raised two sons in Fort Collins, Stacey brings her desire for a healthy community through local food and a local economy to her new position on the board. With a background in botany, nursing and technical communication, including her own multimedia business, she believes the health of humans and the health of the earth are inseparable and is excited to be part of the Food Coop board as it helps lead Fort Collins into a healthy future.
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!