PCC’s 2018 Nominating Committee Candidates

This article was originally published in May 2018

The Nominating Committee leads the process for recruiting, identifying and evaluating candidates for election to PCC’s Board of Trustees. The Committee is comprised of up to four elected members and one appointed trustee from the Board. The elected Nominating Committee members serve two-year terms on a staggered basis, with the terms of two elected members expiring each year. The Governance and Membership Committee of the Board have selected Jared Mitchell and Don Nordness, who is a current Nominating Committee member, as the candidates who, in the view of the Governance and Membership Committee, are most qualified for membership on our Nominating Committee. If elected, these two candidates will serve as members of the Nominating Committee until our annual meeting of members in 2020. Statements by each of the nominees are included below.

Vote Required and Board Recommendation

The two candidates for membership on the Nominating Committee receiving the highest number of votes will be elected as members of the Nominating Committee.

The Board of Trustees recommends a vote “FOR” the election of the two Nominating Committee candidates named above.


Don Nordness

(Incumbent) (Two-year term)

The Board of Trustees at PCC plays a very important role in determining the direction, stability and success of our cooperative. We are fortunate to attract applicants with the skills and vision required to provide this guidance.

Each year as elections are held, we take the time to consider the types of background and expertise needed to build a well-rounded collaborative group of trustees to serve us for the years ahead.

I’ve worked as an employer in the natural products industry for many years, with experience in recruiting, evaluating applicants and staffing. I served on PCC’s Nominating Committee last year and on previous occasions in the past. I would be honored to do so again, for the next term.



(Two-year term)

During my time with PCC, I’ve been lucky enough to work with lots of great people to develop a well-rounded understanding of our business. With almost 10 years of merchandising and procurement experience, I believe I can provide valuable perspective on important co-op issues and challenges.

A strong Board of Trustees is important to the co-op’s continued and future success. I’m passionate about PCC’s role in our community and how we’ll continue to “walk the walk” while balancing our triple bottom line.

I would be honored to contribute to the Nominating Committee and the Board selection process.

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