PCC Board of Trustees Report

This article was originally published in June 2018

PCC’s 2018 annual members’ meeting and board election

Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Avenue N., Seattle

The annual meeting of members is June 6 when you will have the opportunity to learn about the state of the co-op, ask questions, and meet with members of management and the PCC Board of Trustees (including the nominees for election). Additional information about the meeting and board election can be found online at pccmarkets.com/election.

Plan to arrive at the member meeting between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to check in and enjoy light PCC bites and beverages. Election results will be announced at the meeting and posted on our website shortly thereafter, along with messages from the CEO and board co-chair.

Board report

The board met on March 8. Management reported on various topics. The board adopted Governance Principles and Delegation of Authority Guidelines recommended by the Governance and Membership Committee. The board also approved 2018 committee rosters, reappointed the board co-chairs, approved the nominees selected by the Nominating Committee for election to the board at the 2018 annual meeting by PCC’s membership, and approved the nominees recommended by the Governance and Membership Committee for election to the Nominating Committee at the annual meeting. The Audit and Finance, Management Development and Compensation, and Social and Environmental committees delivered reports on their activities.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting will be on Thursday, June 7. The board of trustees generally meets four times per year, while board committees meet more frequently, as needed.

Contact the board

The PCC Board of Trustees oversees PCC strategies that are intended to achieve our cooperative purposes while building sustainable long-term value. The board also oversees PCC’s senior management in operating the business and sets the “tone at the top” for ethical conduct. Hearing from members enhances the governance and ongoing betterment of the cooperative. Members may communicate with the board by sending email correspondence to board@pccmarkets.com or postal mail to:

PCC Co-op Office
3131 Elliott Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121

Also in this issue

News bites, June 2018

EU says hydroponics aren’t organic – farmers say pipelines are damaging soil health – fracking harms human health – GE salmon will be labeled – GE salmon in Indiana – fish welfare – more GE animals – tax cuts for Big Beer – the United Farm Workers Union celebrates a court victory – GE yeast “hops” for beer – sugar tax cuts sugar intake in Philadelphia – extreme drought causes a hay shortage for livestock.

Welcome Burien PCC!

We’re delighted to have a new store in Burien, extending our co-op’s presence further south and west, in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. South. It includes beautiful green building features and is the area’s first certified organic grocer.

Building community with food access

Most food bank recipients work one or two jobs — and there’s a growing need among students, children and seniors. This report explains how PCC’s food bank program is unique in meeting the challenge. Unlike other grocers, we donate food and time — and the food we provide offers proper nutrition, not empty calories.