PCC Board of Trustees report, November 2016

Sound Consumer November 2016

Apply to be a Trustee with PCC Natural Markets

PCC store

Help guide the future of the largest member-owned food market in the country. We are seeking candidates who have business acumen, prior board and retail experience, and a commitment to PCC’s values, including social and environmental responsibility.

2016 accolades: Retailer of the Year WholeFoods Magazine, Best Grocery in Seattle Seattle Weekly, Best Grocery in Washington The Daily Meal

PCC is committed to a culturally diverse staff and board of trustees. We are on a steady, sustainable path for growth. In 2015, PCC Natural Markets’ sales were more than $250 million and membership reached more than 56,000 active co-op members in the greater Seattle area.

Our ideal candidate is collaborative, thinks critically and has the time to dedicate to board service. Fiduciary, co-op, grocery, real estate and e-commerce experience is a plus.

Trustees serve a three-year term.

For more information and to request an application, email: nominatingcommittee@pccmarkets.com.

The deadline for applications is December 2, 2016. Trustees will be elected in spring 2017.

September board meeting

The board met on September 27.

The board heard from members who wanted to voice their concerns about the PCC store slated to open in Madison Valley.

The Nominating Committee reported on its work to date in preparation for the 2017 board of trustees election. The committee met in August and selected Janet Hietter to serve as chair. Sandy Voit is the board’s representative for the committee. The committee reviewed and approved candidate application materials, as well as the nominating process timeline. The committee also completed interviews of current trustees and management for feedback. The trustee application deadline for the 2017 election is December 2, 2016. Interviews will take place in mid-December.

The board heard a brief report from the Board Development Committee. The committee discussed the ideal top skills and experience for trustee candidates and will be working in collaboration with the Nominating Committee on ways to enhance the candidate interview and election process. The committee will also be assessing training, education and onboarding for new trustees.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the PCC Co-op Office: 3131 Elliott Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121. Please email us at board@pccmarkets.com if you plan to attend.

Contact the Board of Trustees

Email us at board@pccmarkets.com. Postal mail should go the Co-op Office.

Coming to your mailbox soon

PCC members should look for the annual funding appeal from PCC Farmland Trust in the mail in November. Our board approved the mailing to our membership at its July meeting.

Related Reading

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking comments on what the definition of "healthy" should be for food labels. Email us your suggestions and we'll include them in our comments.

Staff picks

Look for new-crop organic Satsuma mandarins, Texas Rio grapefruit, Comice pears, and oranges — both Navel and the glorious Cara Cara varieties. Our staff are loving a pumpkin face mask and a variety of stress relief products, fudgy "raw" chocolate, a seasonal tea sampler, and a fabulous locally made black-eyed pea hummus. Pick these favorites up next time you shop at PCC!

Pure Éire Dairy leads the way to greener pastures

Pure Éire Dairy recently was the first dairy farm in North America to be both Certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed by A Greener World. PCC sells Pure éire's organic whole milk, 2-percent milk, skim milk, chocolate milk, cultured buttermilk, butter, kefir, whipping cream and yogurt.