Together, we can make good things happen

Voting in PCC’s election is one of the most important ways members can participate in the governance of our cooperative. You have the opportunity to vote for candidates for PCC’s board of trustees and for PCC’s nominating committee. PCC’s board of trustees is responsible for setting its strategic direction and for hiring and supervising the CEO, who is responsible for all operations. Through PCC’s Ends policies, the board also ensures that overall policies and activities reflect member values and advance the co-op’s best interests.

PCC’s nominating committee is a separate and independent entity responsible for choosing the annual slate of board candidates. Each year the nominating committee evaluates application materials and selects applicants for formal interviews. The current and anticipated needs of the co-op are assessed, qualifications of candidates carefully reviewed and extensive deliberation conducted. Because the ultimate purpose of evaluating applicants and selecting candidates is to compose a highly qualified, diverse board that can operate effectively to guide our growing and complex cooperative business, the nominating committee’s responsibility is to nominate those applicants it believes are best qualified to serve the board’s and PCC’s needs. PCC Bylaws require the nominating committee to nominate at least three candidates for consideration by the membership.

This year the nominating committee is pleased to nominate and recommend three exceptional board candidates for your consideration: Ben Klasky, Stephen Tan and Bruce Williams. Information about and statements from the candidates can be found here. You can meet the candidates in person on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at our Issaquah store from 10 a.m. to noon or at our Greenlake Village store from 1 to 3 p.m.

Our Bylaws also provide that, in elections where there are three candidates for the three open positions, members have the opportunity to vote “for” or “against” each candidate. A candidate will be elected if the votes cast “for” that person’s election exceed the votes cast “against” that person’s election. If a seat is not filled at an election, the board may choose to appoint someone to fill that vacancy, but that person must stand for election the very next year in order to continue serving on the board. Additional details on the election process can be found in PCC Bylaws.

Thank you for giving PCC’s election your time and attention, and thank you for voting.

PCC Nominating Committee


The process of governing PCC, including electing qualified trustees each year, ultimately rests in the hands of the membership. Your board and nominating committee, and the co-op’s dedicated staff, work on behalf of all members toward PCC’s continued success. Our thanks to this year’s nominating committee for their time, hard work and dedication to PCC. Our thanks to you for participating in our cooperative’s governance with your vote.

PCC Board of Trustees