Council 2018-08-28T10:04:32+00:00

Council

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Coop

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.

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 May 1. Voting takes place through June.

Learn more about what being on Council involves here. Get more information by contacting Council at council@greenstar.coop. 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 8% discount on purchases for their work. Learn more or apply now!

Our Board of Directors

Patrice Lockert Anthony
Patrice Lockert Anthony
President

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Executive Planning Committee (Chair), Governance (Vice Chair), Personnel (Interim Chair), Immediacies (Chair), Diversity & Inclusion, Expansion

Eldred Harris
Eldred Harris
Vice President

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Personnel (Chair)

Krys Cail
Krys Cail
Treasurer

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Finance (Chair), Executive Planning Committee, Immediacies

Dan Hoffman
Dan Hoffman
Secretary

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Bylaws and Policy Review (Chair), Finance, Executive Planning Committee, GSCP Council Liaison

Ahrayna Zakos
Ahrayna Zakos

coming soon…

Jan Rhodes Norman
Jan Rhodes Norman

Expansion, Finance

Jules Hojnowski
Jules Hojnowski

Membership

Diversity & Inclusion

Cheryl Thompson
Cheryl Thompson

Bylaws and Policy Review Committee

Sareanda Lourdes
Sareanda Lourdes

Diversity & Inclusion (Chair)

David Sibley
David Sibley

Bylaws & Policy Review

Dylan Mier
Dylan Mier

Personnel (Vice Chair), Membership (Vice Chair)

Laura Buttenbaum
Laura Buttenbaum

Governance (Chair), Fundraising

Eric Bandford
Eric Bandford

Expansion (Chair), Executive Planning Committee

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GreenStar’s Ends Statements

The Purpose of GreenStar Cooperative Market:

Community

– to Nurture a constructive, dynamic, and supportive cooperative community, and a culture of shared purpose and respect among people of diverse backgrounds.

Cooperation

– 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.

Sustainability

– to Make a meaningful contribution toward ecological sustainability, including a zero-carbon footprint and increased local and regional food self-reliance.

Education

– to Ensure that its members and shoppers can learn about cooperatives, food, regional and community-based food systems, health, sustainability and social justice.

Fairness

– 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.

Council Documents

GreenStar Cooperative Bylaws
GreenStar Council Policy Book
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