2020 BOARD ELECTION GUIDE

Vote online May 1 to 12

A core cooperative principle is democratic member control, which means that members can participate in making certain decisions for the co-op. One of the ways this comes to life for our co-op is through our Annual Election when members can vote for candidates to serve on PCC’s Board of Trustees (“Board”). Candidates are elected for a three-year term.

There are three open Board positions in the 2020 election cycle. According to PCC’s Bylaws, when the number of candidates and the number of open Board seats are the same, members have the opportunity to vote for or against each nominee. A nominee is elected to the Board if the votes cast for that nominee exceed the number of votes against that nominee’s election.

Participating in PCC’s Annual Election is an important opportunity for co-op members to exercise their democratic rights and responsibilities. Thank you in advance for voting in this year’s election.

2020 CANDIDATES

Paul Davis

Retired CEO, having served the last 25 years as CEO or President at Popchips, Kettle Foods, Barilla, Starbucks and Frito-Lay. Has served as board member for seven organizations. Currently on the Craft Brew Alliance board of directors. Known for his ability to focus on what matters most, and help teams unlock growth. Longtime resident of Pacific Northwest and avid hiker, runner and traveler.

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MEGAN KARCH

Current President and CEO of IslandWood. Career spanning more than 30 years of leadership positions, including 18 years as CEO at FareStart and 12 years as a VP at Humanim in Maryland. Currently serves on the board of the Downtown Seattle Association, with past board positions at multiple organizations in the region. Known for her social enterprise experience. Avid hiker, alpine skier and sailor.

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Ben Klasky

Founder and Principal of Seismic Philanthropy, advising families and foundations on high-impact philanthropy. Career spans over 25 years, including teaching graduate classes at UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs and serving as CEO of four companies. Has sat on more than 10 boards, including for PCC, KUOW and the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. Has an MBA and Master of Education and is known for his hybrid — nonprofit and business — thinking.

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PCC 2020 ELECTION FAQS

 

Q: WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
A: You are eligible to vote if you were an active member of PCC Community Markets (PCC) on March 15, 2020, the record date set by the Board of Trustees. No one else may vote on your behalf.

 

Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M AN “ACTIVE” MEMBER?
A: You are an active member of PCC if you have paid your full membership fee and you have used your membership at least once between March 15, 2019 and March 15, 2020. To find out if you are eligible, log into your online account at pccmarkets.com/my-account.

 

Q: WHY SHOULD I VOTE?
A: Democratic control is a fundamental principle of cooperatives. When you vote, you make your voice heard and play a role in guiding the future of our co-op.

 

Q: HOW CAN I VOTE?
A: You can vote online. Eligible members who have given PCC a valid email address by April 21, 2020 will receive an email on May 1, 2020 directing them to their unique online ballot. Once completed and submitted, you will receive an email confirmation that you have voted.

If you are unable to vote online due to disability, please give us notification by April 15 and we will provide you with a paper ballot. Email membership@pccmarkets.com or call 206-547-1222.

Online voting starts May 1, 2020 and your vote must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 12, 2020.