Meet Your Board of Directors

Emily Stock, PRESIDENT

Judy Savarese, VICE PRESIDENT

Jonny Jew, TREASURER

Josie Kovash, SECRETARY

Brook Indries

Alison Anders

Alison Anders

Kendra Cupps

Claire Core

Regular Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30pm at the MARC side patio (111 E. 100 N.)

**FYI, the May 2024 Board of Directors meeting has been postponed to Thursday May 23rd at 5:30pm on the MARC side patio.**

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 March 21st, 2024 meeting.

Quarterly Board Updates

September 2023

Dear Moonflower Co-op Owners,

Fall is off to a great start at the co-op! The Annual Owner Meeting was held on Sunday, August 13th at the MARC. Our yearly presentation was given by Emily Stock, our president. Jonny Jew, our treasurer, gave a review of the financials. Our general manager, Shane Huggar, gave an overall store report. The Board of Directors election results were also announced at the meeting. Brook Indries was re-elected to the Board. Our new Board member is Claire Core. Congrats to them both! The meeting was well attended by owners.

The day was also a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Moonflower Community Co-op. The day’s events featured many of our vendors and their products at the co-op. There was a very nice discount for all owner purchases as well.

In the evening, Moonflower Co-op hosted a party for the entire community with a free dinner, open bar, and live music by 2 local bands. The delicious food was prepared by a variety of local caterers, including our own Datura Deli. It was a wonderful evening attended by over 200 people. It was such a joy to see so many friends, family, neighbors, and staff enjoying the party.

Thank you all for your great support of the Moonflower Co-op!

– The Moonflower Board of Directors

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 2023 annual meeting (August 13, 2023)
  • 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, the annual Board workshop, and 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 20% 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

Kendra and Josie
2023 Moonflower Board of Directors

Images left to right:

Kendra and Josie educate co-op shoppers during our 2024 Annual Owner Drive

The Board of Directors (and General Manager Shane) at our 2023 Annual Meeting

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