Board of Trustees

Elected by the ownership of Central Co-op and serving three year terms, this governing body appoints, hires, or promotes a company president who steers operational progress. The Board of Trustees remains the legal steward of the cooperative.

The Board is also responsible for ensuring organizational performance on behalf of all of Central Co-op's owners. This work includes developing clearly stated expectations through developing Ends; delegating responsibility for, and authority over, the achievement of stated objectives; and monitoring compliance with written policies.

Learn about running for the Board of Trustees
 

Shelby Summer Alexander
Worker-Owner
2017-2020

Clea Aguera-Arcas
Worker-Owner
2018-2021

Brian Bessembinders
Board Chair
Consumer-Owner
2012-2019

Garland McQueen
Executive Trustee
2018-2021

Sue Spang
Consumer-Owner
2018-2020

Gayle Sutherland
Consumer-Owner
2018-2021

Adam Svenson
Board Vice Chair
Worker-Owner
2016-2019

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

What does the Board of Trustees not do?

The Board of Trustees does not make decisions about, become involved with, or take part in any of the day-to-day activities or decisions regarding the operation of Central Co-op. The board's sole official connection to the operations of the cooperative is through the Cooperative Executive Officer.

See your Board in action! Owners are welcome at Board meetings.

Central Co-op owners are welcome to attend meeting of the full Board of Trustees. At every Board meeting, trustees are in attendance, reports are heard and decisions are made regarding the important topics facing the Co-op.

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