PCC Board of Trustees Report

This article was originally published in July 2018

Election results

Total valid ballots cast this year were 1,954.

Board of Trustees

Michael Hutchings (incumbent)

Votes For: 1,645      Votes Withheld:168

Sandy Voit (incumbent)

Votes For:1,728      Votes Withheld:125

Catherine Walker (incumbent)

Votes For:1,768      Votes Withheld:107

Each candidate was elected to a three-year term.

michael hutchings“PCC has been such an important part of the lives of so many in our community. And we are going to witness PCC playing an even more meaningful role in our community and world in the coming years as we stay on the course of pursuing our unique mission. I am happy to be on the team and contribute in any way I can.”
— Michael Hutchings

sandy voit“I appreciate the confidence members have placed in me to continue serving on the board. Together, PCC will work to looking out for the best interests of our members, our community, and the environment.”
— Sandy Voit

catherine walker“I am grateful for the confidence PCC members have placed in me to serve on the board of trustees. The mission and values of PCC and the best interests of the co-op membership will guide my decisions.”
— Catherine Walker

Nominating Committee

Don Nordness (incumbent)

Votes For:1,705      Votes Withheld:127

Jared Mitchell

Votes For:1,763      Votes Withheld:107

Each candidate was elected to a two-year term.

2018 Annual Members’ Meeting

PCC’s Annual Members’ Meeting was held June 6. Board Co-Chair, Sandy Voit, and CEO, Cate Hardy, spoke about the state of the co-op with updates on our social, environmental and financial results. PCC nonprofit partners FareStart, Ventures and PCC Farmland Trust and producer partners Pure éire, River Valley Organics, Bodyceuticals and Macrina Bakery talked about their work, PCC’s contributions, and our combined impact in the community. Members voted for Community Grant Program recipients, asked questions during the Q & A, and met with members of the board, Nominating Committee and leadership team. Election and Community Grant results were announced at the end of the meeting.

Board report

The board of trustees met on June 7 and heard reports from its Audit and Finance, Governance and Membership, Management Development and Compensation and Social and Environmental committees. CEO Cate Hardy reported on financials and management provided updates on the co-op’s strategic plan, digital marketing and online shopping strategy, pricing strategy and customer satisfaction.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the PCC co-op office. The board of trustees generally meets four times per year, while board committees meet more frequently as needed.

Contact the board

Email us at board@pccmarkets.com. Postal mail should go the co-op office:

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

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Summer food drive

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