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Meet the Board of Directors

Your Board of Directors has an essential role in supporting the growth of Main Market Co-op!

 

They act as the voice of the membership and serve as the governing body of the Co-op, not running daily operations but setting policy and vision for how the store meets our members' needs now and in the future. Your board members welcome your feedback and thoughts. They can be reached by email at board@mainmarket.coop.

 

The Main Market Board has a maximum of seven seats. Each Director is elected to a 3-year term.

Mark Odegard

Mark Odegard

Elected Director

2021-2024

President

Jim Simon

Jim Simon

Elected Director

2022-2025

Vice President

Jeremy Weber

Jeremy Weber

Elected Director

2022-2025

Treasurer

Brandee Givens

Brandee Givens

Elected Director

2022-2025

Secretary

Delaney Carr

Delaney Carr

Elected Director

2023-2026

Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown

Elected Director

2023-2026

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Appointed Director

2023-2024

Call For Board Applicants

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED!

Are you a member interested in serving on the board of directors? 

If yes, please read on!

 

What does it take to grow a Coop?

The answer is: all of us, of course! Contributing to the success of your Coop happens in so many ways from shopping, showing up for and participating in Coop events, inviting friends and family to shop at the Coop and become Member/Owners, attending annual and special meetings, voting in elections, and serving on the Board of Directors.

Being part of a Cooperative Community also means that each of us can give in different ways and amounts to achieve our common vision and some of the bigger work can be shared. This is how the Board of Directors works; a smaller group of elected Member/Owners work together on the big picture and long term pieces of the vision of the co-op in service to the larger membership. They work closely with the General Manager to help set and monitor goals that support the financial well-being and growth of the Coop.

If you are passionate about Main Market Coop, a Member/Owner in good standing, and looking for a greater opportunity to participate in this community, we have two seats opening on our Board and are gathering applications for our 2024 Board Election!

 

DETAILS: 

What does it take to become a Board Director? First, you volunteer your candidacy! After you have filled out an application (found here), the nominating committee will acknowledge receipt and schedule an interview with you (these happen throughout March-April). Once all interviews are conducted, the committee will present a slate of candidates for the board to approve and you will be called with next steps before the election kicks off.

This is a volunteer position that offers food at meetings, occasional gift cards for going the extra mile in hour commitments, and plenty of good people to work with and learn from. Time commitments are 1.5 hour meetings 10 months per year, 1 hour committee meetings occasionally depending on committee (monthly or quarterly), 1 day per year board retreat (8 hours in town, all food provided), and the terms are 3 years. Board members are welcome to volunteer additional hours by serving as an officer or pitching in extra where needed!

 

Deadline for applications is April 5th, 2024 Please submit earlier if you can to be sure we have the candidates needed for open seats.

We are particularly looking for directors with food access, community outreach, marketing or retail background and experience. If you know someone that would be willing to serve with these qualifications please reach out to them. Even if they aren't currently a member, they can sign up for membership before submitting an application! Those with other experience are also of course welcome to apply.

Board Meetings

Members are welcome to attend board meetings. These meetings are between the board and our General Manager to establish  a forward-looking vision to cater to our members' current and future needs.

The following are upcoming meetings:

March 21st

April 21st - Annual Meeting

May 16th

June 20th

Each meeting is at 5pm and held at Measure Meant (located at 25 W. Main Ave. / 4th Floor Loft Spokane, WA 99201).

Bylaws

Bylaws serve as the internal rulebook for a cooperative, detailing how it will operate, make decisions, and govern itself. These essential documents lay out the structure, responsibilities, and processes that guide the co-op's day-to-day activities and ensure fair and transparent governance.

Policy Governance

This is the governing document of the Co-op. It outlines the roles of the Board of Directors and General Manager. Both parties create monthly reports showing compliance or plan to come within compliance to ensure there is accountability for running our owners' business well

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation are the legal documents that establish a cooperative as a distinct legal entity. They outline the co-op's purpose, structure, governance, and operating principles, providing a foundational framework for its existence and operation.

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