Your Vote Your Voice! Participate in Cooperative Economic Democracy
Food Conspiracy Co-op is governed by a nine person Board of Directors who each serves three-year terms. Each year the Co-op member-owners normally elect three members to three-year terms. This year there are two candidates for the three open positions.
Board of Directors Directors represents all of the owners of the Co-op and as such is responsible for the operation of the business through the General Manager. The Board also works to form a vision to guide the Co-op into the future.
Cooperative Community Fund Grants
Food Conspiracy Co-op’s Cooperative Fund (CCF) is one of 38 local Cooperative Community Funds in the country, all of which are sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation. Since the CCF’s creation in 2001, Food Conspiracy Co-op has participated and has invested several thousand dollars into our CCF. In coordination with the Board election each year, the interest earned from our CCF is donated local nonprofits. Every year owners elect which nonprofit organizations will receive a Cooperative Community Fund Grant.
Round Up at the Register
This election cycle Round Up at the Register is added to the ballot for owners to choose which local non profits will benefit from our collective impact. Every other month, together shoppers round up their spare change for the selected non profit. At the end of the month, all change collected is sent to that organization.
Electronic Voting or Paper Ballots
Member owners who prefer paper ballots can vote by paper ballot in the store. You may also vote by via the website in a computer provided in the store. You will be able to vote for them online starting February 1 and go through February 26th at the Annual Meeting. Voting online will close at midnight on Saturday, February 25th. Choose the most convenient way for you to vote, just vote!