Co-op members who are interested in helping oversee big picture projects, policies that affect the stores, and membership can apply to serve as a member-at-large on Board committees. Each committee includes Board, staff, and members-at-large. They usually meet 1-2 times a month, and Co-op members earn working member hours for their time spent at meetings and doing committee work. This is a great opportunity to gain greater knowledge of the Olympia Food Co-op, and to help our organization thrive. Current Board committees are listed below, with contact information for each. Member-at-large positions are limited, and may not be currently available for all committees.
Supports the development of new cooperatives, and educates the community about the cooperative business model.
Helps to fulfill the vision of a cooperative store that is a model for ecological sustainability, and a positive contributor to our local and global ecology
Meets with staff to oversee the Co-op’s finances, which includes approving the budget and capital plans, as specified in our bylaws
Local Farms, Foods & Products
Supports and promotes our local vendors, increases awareness of local products, and strengthens food security in our community
Member Relations & Outreach
Helps to increase communication with the membership, and can also trouble-shoot member complaints and hear appeals
Taskforces & Other Committees
The Board authorizes these temporary sub-groups as needed