The Board of Directors are local people who are shareholders. They are elected by members to volunteer to shape the Co-op's vision for the future and outline broad policies for our Co-op to follow.
Directors of the Davis Food Co-op
Dina Biscotti ('13)
Email Dina Biscotti
Janie Booth ('14)
Email Janie Booth
Travis Breckon (Alternate 2, '13)
Email Travis Breckon
Ed Clemens (Alternate 1, '13, Treasurer)
Email Ed Clemens
Stacie Frerichs ('14, President)
Email Stacie Frerichs
Bernie Goldsmith ('13)
Email Bernie Goldsmith
Desmond Jolly ('15)
Email Desmond Jolly
Zoë Plakias ('15, Secretary)
Email Zoë Plakias
Ben Pearl ('14, Vice President)
Email Ben Pearl
Steve Reynolds ('13)
Email Steve Reynolds
Bija Young ('15)
Email Bija Young
Please note: June of the year given is the end of the Director's term.
The Board of Directors meets regularly on the first Monday of (almost) every month in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen at 537 G Street. The Co-op's Bylaws specify that the Board must have regular meetings at least eight times yearly and these meetings (except for closed sessions on specific matters) shall be open to any member in good standing. These exceptions, specified in our Board Policies, are sessions dealing with hiring decisions, firing decisions, personnel evaluations, lease negotiations, grievances and litigation, and matters which would convey competitive advantage if they were disclosed. Meetings that are closed or meetings in which portions are closed shall still be announced and the reason for the closure will be given. Notice of any special or emergency Board meetings will be posted in the store.
The next Board meeting will be on Monday, June 3, 2013, and the Board Meeting agenda will be posted on Monday, May 27, 2013. The meeting will be held in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen, 537 G Street, starting at 7 PM. The Teaching Kitchen is across the street, "kitty-corner" from the store, on the southwest corner of 6th and G Streets.
Link to Board Meeting Agenda
(May need Adobe Acrobat to open. Get it here!)
Please note: Agenda is subject to change during Agenda Review portion of Board Meeting. The linked agenda may be for last or next meeting, depending on the time of month.
If you are interested in a topic that has been discussed at a past Board meeting, please check our Minutes page, where you can download the minutes of Board meetings from the past year. Minutes are generally posted one month after the meeting, as they must be approved by the Directors prior to posting.
If you plan to attend a Board meeting (or even if you don’t), you may be interested in the way that our Board operates and what exactly it is that we do for the Co-op. Using the model of Policy Governance, we communicate with member owners to set appropriate goals for the Co-op (called Ends Policies) and work with the General Manager to reach those goals.
The Directors are elected representatives of the member owners and take that role very seriously. One of the most important tasks the Board of Directors undertakes is communicating with member owners in order to develop a unified vision for the Co-op’s future. We call this process Member Linkage. The Board of Directors often collaborates with staff on already scheduled events and sometimes hosts its own activities and events in order to get feedback from member owners. Look for announcements about Member Linkage activities and events in the current issue of the Vine or on our Events Calendar. If you have questions or comments related to Member Linkage, please e-mail our Member Linkage Task Force Chair.
Board Task Forces
Task Forces are specialized committees consisting of Directors and member owners that report to the Board of Directors and help provide assistance in various aspects of Co-op governance. Participating on a Task Force is a great way to learn about Co-op governance and to earn volunteer hours. If you are interested in joining a Task Force, please e-mail Stacie Frerichs, Board President. Task Forces are newly chartered every year and each operates on a different meeting schedule.