Committees of the Board

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.

Co-op Development
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

Coordinates the Co-op’s expansion plans. For our latest updates, visit expansion

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