Board Report, November 2017

This article was originally published in November 2017

Communicating with the board

PCC’s Board of Trustees is elected to represent the interests of co-op members. Hearing from members enhances the governance and ongoing betterment of the cooperative for members.

Members may attend the Annual Members’ Business Meeting or communicate with the Board of Trustees by transmitting correspondence by email ( or post:

PCC Co-op Office

3131 Elliott Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98121

A designated PCC staff member will, as he or she deems appropriate, forward communication to our Board of Trustees, to an individual trustee, or committee of our Board of Trustees to whom the communication is directed.

Next board meeting

The Board of Trustees generally meets four times per year. Board committees meet more frequently, with the number of meetings depending on the committee. The next board meeting will be held on December 6, 2017, at the PCC Co-op Office.

Board reports

The board report is moving to an every-other-month feature in the Sound Consumer. Providing important and timely information to the co-op’s members is important to the board, so when there are activities and information pertaining to the board on in-between months, additional reports will be published.

Apply to be a trustee with PCC Community Markets

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/or executive experience, and a commitment to PCC’s values, including social and environmental responsibility.

PCC is committed to a culturally diverse staff and board of trustees. In 2016 PCC’s sales exceeded $277 million and active co-op membership grew to more than 58,000 households.

“2017 BEST GROCERY STORE” — 425 Magazine

Our ideal candidate is collaborative and has the time to dedicate to board service. Fiduciary, co-op, retail and/or grocery experience is a plus.


Trustees serve a three-year term.

For more information and to request an application, email:

The deadline for applications is December 6, 2017. Trustees will be elected in May of 2018.

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