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Central Co-op is a solidarity cooperative, which means we're owned by multiple classes of owners: The customers who shop at our grocery stores, and the workers who operate those stores. The voices of our owners are represented in Co-op governance via our Board of Trustees.

What does the Board of Trustees do? 

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.

  • Cooperative Principle 2: Democratic Member Governance

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.

Rebeccah Maskin
Board Chair
Consumer-Owner

2015 - 2018
 
Jimmy Jia
Board Vice Chair
Consumer-Owner
2017 - 2018
Shelby Summer Alexander
Worker-Owner
2017 - 2020
Brian Bessembinders
Consumer-Owner
2012 - 2019

Victor Fontaine
Worker-Owner
2017-2018

Seth McKinney
Consumer-Owner
2015 - 2018

Garland McQueen
Executive Trustee
Consumer-Owner
2017-

Cynthia Pristell
Worker-Owner
2011 - 2018

Adam Svenson
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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