PCC Board of Trustees report, December 2014

This article was originally published in December 2014

Board report

The November board meeting included approval of the 2015 budget and business plan. The nominating committee released the names of PCC members who will be candidates in the 2015 board election. The committee interviewed seven applicants. The slate will be announced on our website and in the January Sound Consumer. The board also reviewed and considered applications for the 2015-2016 nominating committee.
The member relations committee discussed plans for the 2015 annual meeting and asked the board for approval of the meeting program. The finance committee reported on its review of third-quarter financials. The board development committee led a discussion of an agenda for the upcoming one-day January board retreat.
Each of the board’s task forces, bylaws and nominations process, reported on their work.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting will be on January 27 at the business office at 5 p.m. Member comment period is at 6 p.m. Member comments are limited to 3 minutes unless additional time is previously approved by the board chair.

2014-2015 nominating committee report

julie temptest pg
sara walsh pg
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The chair and several members of the committee want to share with members some thoughts as they conclude their work on next year’s slate. The committee thanks the members who applied for board service and they encourage members to look for information on the candidates during the next few months.

The nominating committee was very pleased with the caliber of applications we received for the 2015 election cycle. It was an honor to meet several dedicated PCC members interested in serving on the board of trustees to hear about their personal values, qualifications and experience. We have selected a slate of candidates that best complements the existing board and that we feel will make excellent contributions to the board’s work in the coming years.
— Julie Tempest, committee chair

This is my first year being on the nominating committee. The process has been a great learning experience and the interested parties that we have had the pleasure of interviewing have been top-notch. PCC is lucky to draw such talented applicants.
— Sara Walsh

This was my first year serving on the nominating committee and I’m thankful to my former colleagues at PCC who encouraged me to volunteer my time. I’ve felt so inspired getting to meet the great number of people who share our passion for sustainable foods and PCC’s long-term health. It speaks to the strength of the co-op’s mission and shared sense of purpose that so many extraordinary members of our community are drawn to serve on the board of trustees.
— Karen Gaudette Brewer

Also in this issue

Your co-op community, December 2014

PCC grant winner, WildLights at the zoo, Holiday food drive, and more

Letters to the editor, December 2014

Healthier receipt paper, Climate change and Northwest agriculture, Bottled water, and more