PCC Board of Trustees report, May 2015

This article was originally published in May 2015

PCC’s Annual election, April 28 to May 18


You’re electing three board members and a new nominating committee.

The special election insert inside this issue of your home-delivered Sound Consumer contains your ballot, biographical information and campaign statements from each candidate, as well as a candidate Q&A designed to prepare you for your voting decisions.

Look also for statements from the 2015-2016 nominating committee candidates. They are Karen Gaudette Brewer, Leanne Skooglund Hofford, Mary Simon and Sara Walsh.

All campaign materials, including brief videos with each board candidate, are available on our website.

You’ll be able to see and hear the board candidates talk about why they’re running.

Meet the candidates in person and enjoy some great PCC deli food on May 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenlake Village PCC.

If you have questions about anything related to the election, please email board@pccmarkets.com.

Voting eligibility

You are eligible to vote in the election if you were an active member as of March 31, 2015.

The postage on your home-delivered ballot is pre-paid!

Simply complete your ballot and drop it in the mail.

Notice of 2015 ballot count meeting

The 2015 ballots will be counted at a public meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the co-op office, 4201 Roosevelt Way NE. Results will be posted in our stores, office and website by Monday, May 25 .

Who’s on the board now?

PCC board

The PCC board. (l-r) Carol Binder, Taso Lagos, Julianne Lamsek, Karen May, John Sheller and Bruce Williams.

The three members you elect this month will join the following six trustees on the PCC board.

Carol Binder

Third term (first year). Term ends in 2017. Not eligible for re-nomination due to term limits.

Civic volunteer, currently serves on Seattle’s Central Waterfront Advisory Committee, Friends of Waterfront Seattle Board, Seattle Architecture Foundation Board and Seattle Housing Authority Audit Committee. Licensed CPA. West Seattle shopper.

Taso Lagos

First term (second year). Term ends in 2016. Eligible for re-nomination.

Affiliate lecturer at the University of Washington; founder of Athens study-abroad program. Raised on small Greek farming village surrounded by goats, horses, chickens, corn, wheat, olives, figs and cherries. Edmonds shopper.

Julianne Lamsek

Third term (first year). Term ends in 2017. Not eligible for re-nomination due to term limits.

Technology Director at KCTS 9 Public Television. Cook, bicycle commuter, climber, community volunteer. Greenlake and Fremont shopper.

Karen May

First term (second year). Term ends in 2016. Eligible for re-nomination.

Retired aerospace test engineering manager and CPA with an international accounting firm. Enjoys hiking, bicycling, writing poetry, gardening and cooking with friends and neighbors. Issaquah, Redmond and West Seattle shopper.

John Sheller

Second term (second year). Term ends in 2016. Eligible for re-nomination.

Senior manager for the King County Library System; legislative analyst for state and national organizations. Family co-op and grocery experience. Seasonal laborer at family poultry farm. Issaquah shopper.

Bruce Williams

Second term (first year). Term ends in 2017. Eligible for re-nomination.

Serves on the boards of HomeStreet Bank, the Chelan Douglas Land Trust and the Board of Commissioners of Cascade Medical Center. Greenlake and Issaquah shopper.

Annual meeting April 28

We’ll publish a report and photos of our annual meeting on our website by May 30 and in next month’s Sound Consumer. We celebrated our award-winning education program, PCC Cooks, beginning the evening with a menu featuring recipes from PCC Cooks chefs.

Available online now are the reports from CEO Cate Hardy and board chair Maggie Lucas. You’ll also see the recipes from the annual meeting menu.

Board report

The board met March 31 and heard a report from PCC’s independent auditor on the 2014 financial audit. The annual report with 2014 financials now is available on our website and in our stores. The board also discussed plans for the annual meeting.

Management presented monitoring reports on 2014 operations toward achievement of PCC’s Ends policies. Excerpts of the reports will be published on our website and in the Sound Consumer in August.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Tuesday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at the co-op office. Member comment period is at 7 p.m.

Also in this issue

Families Helping Families

From May 1 to 31, PCC is donating 5 percent of all PCC Kids Picks product sales (up to a total of $10,000) to Seattle Children's programs that educate youth and families about nutrition. Your purchase of Kid Picks products this month directly benefit Fit 4 You, an obesity prevention program in Seattle's Central District, and ACT!, an outreach program for families in King, Snohomish and Thurston counties.

SunFed Ranch grass-fed beef now at PCC

PCC is pleased to announce a new partnership with SunFed Ranch, which provides our stores with 100-percent grass-fed beef. We offer both non-organic and organic.

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about how weather will impact cherries, how Washington's snowpack will impacts harvests, the rise of "Paleo," honeybee economics and more.