Meet Your Board of Directors

Emily Stock, PRESIDENT

Judy Savarese, VICE PRESIDENT

Jonny Jew, TREASURER

Josie Kovash, SECRETARY

Jess Dye

Brook Indries

Alison Anders

Kendra Cupps

Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30pm in the library board room (257 E Center St). **The February 2023 meeting has been moved to Thursday, February 23rd.**

Co-op owners are welcome to join and may address the board at the beginning of the meeting.

View minutes from previous meetings by browsing our Meeting Minutes Archive.

View minutes from the November 17, 2022 meeting.

Quarterly Board Update

December 2022

Season’s greetings!

As we wind down another year, we are grateful for many things at the Moonflower Co-op. The  co-op continues to offer our customers high quality food and products at fair prices, even with inflation and the rising cost of goods.

The co-op is in its second year under the experienced, strong leadership and vision of our general manager, Shane Huggar.

The Board has been able to prioritize support of the staff through increased wages and paying additional bonuses for their hard work and dedication.

As we look forward to 2023, here are a few things we are continuing to work on:

  • We are bringing back a few tables to our community space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or coffee with friends.
  • We are continuing to research the possibility of solar energy to determine if it is a feasible option for the co-op.
  • As always, we continue to seek ways to expand our customer base to include new customers and embrace greater diversity.
  • We have a large list of sustainability items, including plastic reduction, that we continue to work on; thanks to all the owners who filled out an owner survey for this input.

We thank our many customers and owners for their continued support of the co-op.

Just a reminder, the Moonflower Board meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the Grand County library board room.

The Moonflower Board of Directors wishes everyone a 2023 filled with peace, joy, and good health!

Emily Stock
Judy Savarese
Jonny Jew
Josie Kovash
Alison Anders
Jess Dye
Brook Indries
Kendra Cupps

Serve on the Board of Directors!

Members of the Board of Directors provide democratic, representative governance to Moonflower Community Co-op, a member-owned food cooperative. Consider applying to join the Board of Directors today!

The Board plays a vital role in the long-term health and welfare of the cooperative through setting a mission and vision as well as overseeing the general manager and proactively managing the financial viability of the cooperative.

What is the board’s role?

The Board of Directors is representative of co-op members/owners and is responsible for the overall well-being of Moonflower Community Cooperative. The Board exercises its authority through its relationship with the general manager, whom it hires and monitors.

The Board does not involve itself in operational details. They do not make decisions about what the co-op stocks, the specifics of personnel issues, or the day-to-day operations.

Requirements:

The requirements for board service are written in our by-laws, legal documents governing Moonflowers management. Accordingly, applicants must:

  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Not have any overriding conflict of interest with the cooperative
  • Have been a co-op member for at least 6 months prior to the 2021 annual meeting in August
  • Be able and willing to commit up to 10 hours per month and serve a 3-year term
  • Prepare for and participate in monthly board meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4pm, the annual board workshop, as well as attend the co-op Annual Meeting
  • Be available via phone or email between meetings as necessary
  • Not have any demonstrated hostility towards the cooperative or any personal agenda contrary to the best interests of the cooperative

The benefits of becoming a board member are many, but just a few are:

  • Helping to support Moonflower in its mission “to provide socially responsible foods, goods and education to promote a healthy, sustainable community”
  • Giving back to the community through your service on the Board
  • Helping to diversify the Moonflower Board through your unique background and experience
  • Receiving a 15% discount on purchases at Moonflower and a reduced markup on special orders

How to apply:

Download the Board Member Application or pick up at copy at the co-op. Fill out and submit to the co-op or to board@moonflower.coop.

Moonflower Community Co-ops (MCC) Board of Directors Policies & Processes describes the co-ops mission and vision, the responsibilities of the Board, and more!

MCCs Executive Expectations/Limitations outlines the responsibilities of the General Manager and their relationship to the Board.

MCCs By-Laws (updated and approved on 8/21/2021 during the 2021 Annual Meeting)

Board in the Store

Images left to right:

Elizabeth and Daniel (former Board members) educate co-op shoppers during our First Annual Earth Day Owner Drive on April 21st, 2018

Julie Albina (former Board President) addresses co-op owners during our 2018 Annual Meeting

Daniel and Julie educate co-op shoppers and hand out allergen-free cookies during our 2019 Phase of the Moon Anniversary Party