WE Market Co-op Board of Directors
monthly board meetings are the 3rd monday of each month at 5:30PM via Webcast.
Please contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
The Whole Earth Market Board of Directors is a 7-9 governing body consisting of owners elected at the annual meeting. Each board member serves a three year term and understands that the position is a volunteer appointment (Board members do receive an optional 8% discount at the store in certain departments). Any owner, in good standing, is welcome to run for a board vacancy and we encourage interest! Candidates will be voted on during the annual meeting in the Spring. For more information, please contact us at:
The Role of the Board:
The main job of the BOD is to represent our members and their interests in our co-op. We facilitate our role as board under the Policy Governance Model (see the full register below). The key to policy governance is to focus the board's responsibilities into three areas: setting long term ends (or outcomes) and organizational limits; holding the general manager accountable for organizational performance within those ends and limits; and, creating an active dialog with the member/owners about updating the ends of the organization.
Board members commit to confidentiality, attending regular and special meetings fully prepared, sharing ideas, acting in a professional manner, attending training sessions, taking on leadership, serving on committees, and avoiding conflicts of interest.
Board members have a voice in shaping the future of the co-op while working with a group of people who share a commitment to a democratic process and a sustainable local economy.