What Does Council Do?
GreenStar’s Council is its Board of Directors, the governing body that our member-owners elect to make policy decisions that affect the direction of the Co-op and to safeguard our assets. Council works with the General Manager to define how the Co-op’s long term goals will be reflected in store operations, making decisions about expansion possibilities, continuing our comprehensive revision of policies, and much more. Council functions best when it has a diverse and representative membership made up of committed and caring individuals.
Are you interested in joining Council? Learn more here.
Our Board of Directors
Patrice Lockert Anthony
Executive Planning Committee (Chair), Governance (Vice Chair), Personnel (Interim Chair), Immediacies (Chair), Diversity & Inclusion, Expansion
Finance (Chair), Executive Planning Committee, Immediacies
Bylaws and Policy Review (Chair), Finance, Executive Planning Committee, GSCP Council Liaison
Get Involved by Serving on GreenStar's Council
Typically, five of fifteen seats on GreenStar’s Council will be filled per election. To appear on the ballot, you must fill out and submit a Declaration of Candidacy form by March 1. Voting takes place through April.
Serve on a GreenStar Council Committee
GreenStar’s Council seeks applications from Co-op members in good standing interested in serving on any of our various committees. You may nominate yourself or another member. Committees play a crucial role in providing research, preparation, and recommendations for proposals and issues to be voted on by Council. Committees have seats for Council members, staff, and other (“at-large”) GreenStar members. Committee members earn a 8% discount on purchases for their work.
GreenStar's Ends Statements
The purpose of GreenStar Cooperative Market is:
– to Nurture a constructive, dynamic, and supportive cooperative community, and a culture of shared purpose and respect among people of diverse backgrounds.
– to Foster cooperative attitudes, cooperative ownership as an alternative economic model, collaboration among cooperatives and like-minded businesses, and engagement with the larger co-op movement.
Local, Democratic Control
– to Ensure local, democratic control of the cooperative through open participation in and transparent governance of a member-owned retail food store.
Good Food, Plus
– to Provide wholesome, healthy, affordable and ethical food choices, as well as quality goods and services to support a healthy lifestyle.
– to Make a meaningful contribution toward ecological sustainability, including a zero-carbon footprint and increased local and regional food self-reliance.
– to Ensure that its members and shoppers can learn about cooperatives, food, regional and community-based food systems, health, sustainability and social justice.
– to Show by example that a successful business can be an empowering and safe work environment, committed to fair treatment of both people and animals, and dignity and non-discrimination for all, including those whose labor produces and provides the goods carried by the Co-op.