PCC Board of Trustees report, June 2017

This article was originally published in June 2017

2017 Board Election

Members, it’s not too late to vote! This year’s election began on April 28. Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7. In-store voting is permitted until each store’s close of business on June 7.

(l-r) 2017 election trustee candidates Bruce Williams, Ben Klasky and Stephen Tan

(l-r) 2017 election trustee candidates Bruce Williams, Ben Klasky and Stephen Tan
  • The election guide insert in the May issue of your Sound Consumer included 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. The trustee candidates are Ben Klasky, Stephen Tan and Bruce Williams.
  • Look also for statements from the nominating committee candidates. They are Janet Hietter, Sara Janus, Don Nordness and John Sheller.
  • The campaign materials, including brief videos of each trustee candidate, are available on our website here. You can see and hear the candidates for the board of trustees talk about why they’re running.

Election results will be posted on our website on June 20.

(l-r) 2017 election nominating committee candidates Janet Hietter, John Sheller and Don Nordness

(l-r) 2017 election nominating committee candidates Janet Hietter, John Sheller and Don Nordness

2017 Annual Members’ Business Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Member registration for the Annual Members’ Business Meeting closes June 2. For this year’s meeting, members will hear a report about the state of the co-op, ask questions and meet the 2017 election candidates. Light PCC dessert bites and beverages will be provided. Additional information about the meeting was published in the May Sound Consumer and can be found here.

If you have not registered and would like to find out if there are still open seats available, please email us at board@pccmarkets.com or contact the PCC Co-op Office at 206-547-1222.

We will publish messages from the CEO and board chair on our website after the meeting.

Board report

The board met on May 30. The agenda for this meeting, which was not finalized before press time, was slated to include reports from the Board Development, Member Relations and Finance committees, as well as a review of first-quarter financials. A full report for the May board meeting will be published in the July Sound Consumer.

CCMA

The Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference (CCMA) will be held in Minneapolis from June 8 through June 10. The theme of this year’s conference is “Our North Star: Cooperate to Differentiate.” Trudy Bialic, PCC’s Director of Public Affairs, will be speaking at a breakout session titled “Implementation of In-store GE Labeling.” Board members Sandy Voit and Michael Hutchings will attend, as well as PCC’s leadership team members Cate Hardy, Randy Lee, Nancy Taylor, Heather Snavely, Matt Smith and Brenna Davis.

Next board meeting

The date of the next board meeting will also be published in the July Sound Consumer. We will provide notice of additional meeting dates and times online here. The member comment period is during the first 10 minutes of the meeting and comments are limited to three minutes unless a longer presentation is previously approved by the board chair. For agenda planning, please email us at board@pccmarkets.com if you plan to attend.

Contact the board

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

Also in this issue

2017 board election

Members, it's not too late to vote! Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7.

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