The Board of Directors meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the DFC Teaching Kitchen, located at 537 G Street*. Owners are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard during the meeting comment period.

* Meetings are also available virtually through Zoom. The link can be found on the Board Meeting Agenda.

Who are the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors are local owners, elected by owners, who volunteer their time to the co-op. They act on the community’s behalf to ensure a vibrant cooperative vision. Email the entire board at board@davisfood.coop

EMAIL: board@davisfood.coop

MEETINGS: Owners welcome!

Second Monday of each Month at 6:00 PM

Meetings are being held both in person at the DFC Teaching Kitchen located at 537 G St and virtually through Zoom. To attend virtually, the link can be found on the Board Meeting Agenda at the bottom of this page.


Sharon Tobar
President, 2023

I serve on the board to 1) support my favorite community institution 2) expand access to fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced foods and 3) be involved in planning it’s future.

J. Faye Dixon
Vice President, 2022

I believe in cooperative business that helps to connect people to locally sourced food, while also contributing to the vibrancy of the community.

Madison Suoja
Board Member, 2023

I am excited to make an impact in the Davis Community and to further improve the Davis Food Co-op’s product quality, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and staff and owner education and engagement.

Samantha Conselman
Secretary, 2022

I believe in and want to continue to grow the DFC’s ability to meet our ends, to serve as a community hub for all residents, and to be a model of a successful, vibrant, cooperatively run business.

E. Kim Coontz
Treasurer, 2022

I want to be a part of helping this dynamic community institution run effectively. I believe that cooperative enterprise is an important business model because it focuses on how to serve members rather than how to maximize profit.

Aditi Risbud Bartl
Board Member, 2024

I want to inspire more people in our community to engage with the Co-op by investing their time or other resources. We have a powerful voice in shaping the future of the Co-op; let’s move forward together.

Gustave Cirhigiri
Board Member, 2024

I am eager to serve on the Board of the Davis Food Coop to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of our Local food system. Listening to the desires of Owners and conveying them to the management team will be a priority.

Angelo Esquivel
Board Member, 2024

I am really proud to be part of the Davis Food Co-op, a place where our community can have access to quality local food. I will put forth my enthusiasm and passion to connect more people in our community to better understand the importance of food co-ops in our city.


How does it work?

POLICY GOVERNANCE AND BYLAWS

The greater co-op community has embraced a tool that can help a food co-op define roles for their directors and managers. It’s called Policy Governance. It is a set of boundaries by which a co-op staff and directors can optimize their work together, cooperate, and compromise for maximum effect. It clarifies responsibilities.

 

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 dialogue with member-owners about updating the ends of the organization. Ends policies are supposed to answer the overarching questions: what changes, for which people or need, and at what cost?

 

Since it is not enough just to write policies and hope for the best, the board checks to make sure that the written policies are being followed in actual practice by receiving monitoring reports from the GM. These reports fall into two primary categories: forbidden practices and very desirable outcomes. Since we have lots of policies to review, the board divides policy monitoring across the calendar year so that we review our policies at least once annually.