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), Immediacies (Chair), Expansion
Finance (Chair), Executive Planning Committee, Immediacies
Membership (Chair), Executive Planning Committee, Ombuds Advisory
Jan Rhodes Norman
Governance (Chair),Executive Planning Committee, Expansion, Immediacies
Membership, Policy and Bylaws Review, Executive Planning Committee, Immediacies, GSCP Council Liaison
Get Involved by Serving on GreenStar's Council
Five of fifteen seats on GreenStar’s Council will be filled in the 2017 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.
Learn more about what being on council entails here. Get more information by contacting Dan Hoffman or Jan Rhodes Norman at email@example.com. Candidate forms are available at the stores and online.
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 10% 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.
GreenStar Policy Book – September 2016
Complete GreenStar Policy Book, updated following the September 2016 meeting of the cooperative's Board of Directors, Council.