What is the Governance Model?
The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors that is elected by its member-owners. The Board is directly accountable to member-owners for all of the activities and accomplishments of the Co-op, including the store. However, the Board does not “micro-manage” the Co-op or its General Manager, but sets policies by which the Co-op (and the Board) are run.
What is the Board Responsible For?
The MNFC Board is responsible for:
- Developing, monitoring, and revising policies that guide the store to achieve outcomes that are consistent with the members’ values and vision.
- Ensuring (through consistent monitoring) that management achieves goals set by the Board and that the Board operates according to its established processes.
- Acting as a representative for all of the Co-op’s member-owners.
Board members hold their positions for three-year terms, and elections are held every Spring. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 802-388-7276.
How Do I Bring An Issue Before the Board?
We encourage members to be active in their participation.
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Who Are Our Board Members?
Ilaria Brancoli Busdraghi