PCC Community Markets Announces Results of Board of Trustees Election
(SEATTLE, May 4, 2021) – PCC Community Markets (PCC), one of Seattle’s original grocers and the largest community-owned food market in the U.S., today announced the results of its Board of Trustees election, welcoming Rodney Hines, Laurae McIntyre and Donna Rasmussen to its Board. You can learn more about the co-op’s newest Trustees and the full Board here.
PCC began as a community of people committed to each other and good food. Almost 70 years later, this still hold true. The co-op remains member-owned and operated. One of the core co-op principles is democratic member participation, and key to this at PCC is the Annual Election where members can elect the Board of Trustees to represent their interests.
“At PCC, democracy – listening and responding and empowering voices – is the bedrock of our success,” said Ben Klasky, PCC Trustee and Chair of the Board’s Governance and Membership Committee. “I want to congratulate Rodney Hines, Laurae McIntyre and Donna Rasmussen on their achievement, and welcome them to the Board of Trustees on behalf of the leadership team at PCC, the Board and all of our co-op members who voted and ensured their voices were heard.”
PCC also recently released its 2020 Co-op Purposes Report that is in service to its members and the communities served by its 15 locations across the Puget Sound. The report showcases how the co-op’s activity last year connects with its mission to ensure that good food nourishes the communities it serves, while cultivating vibrant local, organic food systems. The report includes an update on PCC’s Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability goals as well as the co-op’s efforts around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. You can access the full report here.
About PCC Community Markets
Founded in Seattle in 1953, PCC Community Markets (PCC) is a certified organic retailer and the nation’s largest community-owned food market. With an unmatched enthusiasm for making food from scratch, PCC is a haven for those who share a dedication to fresh, organic, seasonal food that is sustainably sourced from over 800 local producers, farmers, ranchers and fishers. The co-op’s mission is to ensure that good food nourishes the communities it serves, while cultivating vibrant local, organic food systems. With an active membership of nearly 90,000 households, PCC operates 15 stores in the Puget Sound area, including the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond and Seattle. Seattle stores are in the neighborhoods of Ballard, Central District, Columbia City, Fremont, Green Lake, View Ridge and West Seattle. The co-op also plans to open new stores in Downtown Seattle and Madison Valley and relocate its Kirkland location.
In 2020, PCC gave more than 60% of pretax earnings to members and the communities it serves. This includes the co-op’s first-ever member dividend and support of nonprofits around the Puget Sound area such as Ventures, Washington Farmland Trust and FareStart.