VOTING OPENS ONLINE APRIL 10 AT 12:01 A.M. PDT AND CLOSES APRIL 19 AT 5 P.M. PDT
A core cooperative principle is democratic member control, which means that members can participate in making certain decisions for the co-op. This comes to life for PCC through our Annual Election when members can vote for candidates to serve on the co-op’s Board of Trustees (“Board”).
The PCC Board of Trustees’ role is to provide critical oversight of and assistance to the management team in setting and achieving PCC’s goals. The Board’s role includes participation in annual financial planning and budgeting; developing strategic operational, environmental and social goals with the co-op leadership team; and ensuring that the co-op is living its vision, mission and values.
In December of 2022, PCC Community Markets opened the application process for candidates for the Board of Trustees. Based on a recent skills assessment, the Board was seeking applicants with executive-level experience in grocery operations, supply chains, e-commerce systems and/or equity and inclusion in food systems, as well as a passion for PCC and prior for-profit board experience.
In the 2023 election cycle, there are three seats on the Board up for election. All three Board incumbents submitted applications to be considered to serve another term on the Board. PCC also received five outside applications, and Board members not up for reelection (to ensure there was no conflict of interest) interviewed two of those applicants. By a vote (with the three incumbents abstaining), the Board determined that there was great value in the continued service by the qualified and knowledgeable incumbents and decided to place only the three incumbents on the 2023 ballot.
You may cast a vote FOR or AGAINST each candidate. Those candidates who receive more votes FOR their election than AGAINST will be elected.
Participating in PCC’s Annual Board of Trustees Election is an important opportunity for co-op members to exercise their democratic rights. Thank you in advance for voting in this year’s election.