Board of Directors

"Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership."
(International Co-op Principle #2)

Elections for open seats on the board are held yearly at our Annual Member Meeting.Voting for your Board of Directors is an important part of what it means to be a Member-Owner of a Co-op! 

If you would like to contact our Board of Directors at anytime, please email board@mainmarket.coop.

Here is an overview of the nomination and election process.

Nominations Process: 

·The overarching duties of the Board of Directors are to  direct and control the MMC’s business and affairs in the     interests of the members.

·There shall be a minimum of nine Directors. 

·Applications will be accepted from interested MMC  members in good standing and who are not presently  employees of the MMC.

·The Nominations Committee, a standing committee of the  Board, will interview the applicants. The Committee will  present the applicant information to the full Board who will  then approve a slate of candidates.

·The slate of candidates will be placed on a ballot to be  voted on by the full membership.

·The ballots will be counted and the outcome are announced at the Annual Meeting held in April.

·The term of the newly elected Directors begins 30 days  after the election.

·The length of terms shall be for three years with the  possibility of re-election for a second three-year term.

·The Secretary of the Board of Directors handles  election proceedings.

Currently Seated:

Dr Ellen M. Maccarone-President, Gonzaga

Sheri Shields-Vice President, Business Owner

Stephanie Brady-Potlatch Corporation

Amanda Parrish-Secretary, Lands Council

Nancy McKennon-Registered Architect

Phil Spiegle-Maple Valley Organic Maple Co-op

Sarah Wollnick-Etailz

Dr. Michael Hazel-Gonzaga