Elections

Special Election results! Click here to visit our Bylaws page and read all about the successful passage of propositions 1 & 2!


CALL FOR NEW DIRECTORS

December 27, 2016

This spring, there will be room for six new Directors on our Board. The Board of Directors establishes Policies and procedures which direct our General Manager in her day to day management of the store. Service on the Board is enormously rewarding, frustrating, educational, challenging, interesting, deadly boring and fun. Desired qualifications include:

  • Business acumen
  • Communication skills
  • Management or board experience
  • Financial Literacy
  • Integrity
  • Strategic thinking experience
  • Teamwork, participating in group decisions
  • Knowledge of the Co-op’s business model
  • Knowledge of cooperative principles and values
  • Knowledge of the Davis Food Co-op

Historically, the Board has had a wide variety of Directors with a wide variety of experience. This has been one of the Board’s strengths. The Board represents our widely (wildly?) diverse membership. Directors have included small business owners, lawyers, teachers, graduate students, retired police officers, certified public accountants, auctioneers and homemakers, to name a few. The time commitment required of Board members is typically five to six hours per month, but can expand depending on the requirements of the Co-op.

The ongoing success of the Co-op depends on the willingness of owners to step up and take their turn on the Board of Directors. We urge you to make time to serve as a Director.

If you are considering becoming a Director because of personal visions of power, don’t bother. The Co-op uses a Policy Governance model of corporate governance, which leaves day to day management of the store in the hands of our hired managers. (Outgoing director Steve Reynolds has been advocating for house-made pate for nearly ten years to no avail.)

A candidate package will be available early in 2017 for interested potential directors. Please also consider contacting any current director for more information.

ImageDFC Managers relax with DFC Directors Faye Dixon and Karen Rich (top left and right) at the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference in Western Massachusetts, June 2016.


Final 2016 Election Results

(accepted by the Board, 6/6/16)

E. Kim Coontz elected to a 3 year term as Director with 513 votes.
Sandra Schickele elected to a 3 year term as Director with 470 votes.
Errol Cabinian Dauis elected to a 3 year term as Director with 440 votes.
Dana Marsh elected as First Alternate with 396 votes.
Doug Walter elected as Second Alternate with 102 votes.

Meet our new Directors and Alternates at the next Board Meeting!


Final 2015 Election Results

(accepted by the Board, 6/8/15)

Ken Bradford elected to a 3 year term as Director with 414 votes
J. Faye Dixon elected to a 3 year term as Director with 404 votes
Tom Hagler elected to a 3 year term as Director with 366 votes
Vincent Ortiz elected to a 1 year term as Director with 357 votes
Sandra Schickele elected as First Alternate with 347 votes
Michael Larsen elected as Second Alternate with 261 votes

Further Reading: Election Documents & History

Bylaws

Election Policies

DavisWiki page for comments & questions about the 2015 election

Past Election results and a comparison from 1999 to 2014