Board Blog

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News, updates and musings from the Davis Food Co-op's Board of Directors.

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  • A Fond Farewell

    The DFC Board thanks our outgoing Board members, Ed Clemens, past Treasurer, Steve Reynolds, past chair of the bylaws committee, and Doug Walters. Ed was a leader in the Finance and Audit Committee. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, we now have a living wage for co-op employees and a fiscal year date that allows the Board and GM to compare year to year financials. Steve’s...

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  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered—We're Yours!

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    Thank you, DFC Owners, for voting and taking part in one of the most successful election campaigns in recent history. We...

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  • Last Chance To Vote!

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    The close of the Spring Election is fast approaching, and we’re on the edge of our seats! This is the first year Owners have been able to...

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  • Election Q & A!

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    Understandably, our Ownership has raised good questions about the Proposed Restated Bylaws that we’re voting on this Spring. We thought...

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  • Vote Yes!

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    In the upcoming election our Owners will have an opportunity to elect new Board members and to approve a...

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  • Happy Spring!

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    In the upcoming election, Owners will have an opportunity to vote on authorizing the issuance of a second class of shares as a part of ...

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  • You Control The Capital

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    Co-operative Principle #3 is “Owner Economic Participation – You Control the Capital.” We’re so proud of this that a couple of years ago we made...

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  • A Record Six Openings!

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    Happy New Year!

    Welcome to 2017! Let the New Year come with new promise, new opportunities and new commitments. As this year begins, the Board of Directors is moving ever closer to the revision and updating of our governing policies. These...

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  • Call For Directors

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    This spring, there will be room for six new Directors on our Board. The Board of Directors establishes...

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  • Special Election Success

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    Welcome to the Season of Light!

    Winter is upon us! The air feels colder, the days seem shorter, and the early rains are hopefully a harbinger of an easing drought. However, as autumn gives way to winter, December actually welcomes the...

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  • Thank You For Voting!

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    “Democratic Member Control” is Number Two on the list of Seven Cooperative Principles developed by our movement’s pioneers, which guide the Davis Food Co-op and thousands of other co-operatives worldwide. The...

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  • Fall For The Board!

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    With temperatures well into the 90’s, the first full weekend of autumn kicked off our inaugural Member Linkage event with a “Patio Takeover” for member-owners to meet new General...

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  • A New Year Begins

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    Your new Board of Directors (introduced in last month’s blog) has continued our monthly meetings through the summer, while various Task Forces (composed of Board members, staff and other Co-op Owners) meet much more often to do the...

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  • Fond Farewells & A Bright Welcome

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    Thank you to the member-owners of the Davis Food Cooperative for participating in your 2016 election. One of the key principles of a cooperative is Member ownership and control.

    The Board thanks departing directors Ben Pearl...

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  • Spring on the DFC Board!

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    Spring is election time at the Davis Food Co-op, and this year we’re fortunate to have four candidates on the ballot, running for three 3-year terms on our Board of Directors. The runner...

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  • Taskforce Updates

    Below you will find some short updates about what the various Task Forces have been up to lately. Keep checking the Board Blog for upcoming updates and news.

    Board Elections TF & Nominations TF

    The Elections Task Force is working to promote the upcoming election and finalize the information that will end up in the voter’s...

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  • Patronage, Policies & Progress

    The month of January was a busy and productive one for the Davis Food Co-op Board of Directors. It has been a challenging 6 months, but with the help and guidance of interim general manager Steve Kobs, the Board has been able to return its focus to more strategic areas, including a day-long planning meeting on January 30th. We appreciate the ongoing support of hardworking staff, loyal...

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