Our Board works to develop and deepen the Co-op's Ends through community engagement with our Member-Owners and broader communities.

Because People's is a co-op, any interested, dedicated Member-Owner (including you!) may run for our Board of Directors. The Board ensures that the Co-op is run in a legal and financially sustainable way by the Collective Management. In these ways, they make certain that People's will support the needs of our Member-Owners and broader communities for years to come.

The Board of Directors (and fans) at their 2017 Board retreat. Top row, from left: Mark Goehring (consultant), Isaac Hart, Heidi Olejnik, Amy Wong, Teresa Koper; bottom row, from left: Rachel Markley, Kathy Thurow, Lisa Bogar, David Wadley, Jacob Engstrom, Shawn Furst (Collective Management link).

The Board of Directors (and fans) at their 2017 Board retreat. Top row, from left: Mark Goehring (consultant), Isaac Hart, Heidi Olejnik, Amy Wong, Teresa Koper; bottom row, from left: Rachel Markley, Kathy Thurow, Lisa Bogar, David Wadley, Jacob Engstrom, Shawn Furst (Collective Management link).

Your Voice is Welcome Here

Your Board wants to hear from you! Connect with them by:

  1. Sending them an email. The best way to reach our Board immediately is to send an email to our Chair, Jacob Engstrom.
  2. Attending a Board meeting. The Board meets every fourth Tuesday from 6-8:30pm in People's Community Room. Come 15 minutes early to join us for dinner. Every meeting provides an opportunity for our Member-Owners to speak directly to the whole Board at 6:10pm, for up to 10 minutes.
  3. Talking to them in the store. You might see them wearing their special Board t-shirt or nametag. Say hello!
  4. Reviewing past Board agendas and minutes. You can find the agenda for the next meeting posted in front of the store to the right of the main doors. You can access prior Board meeting minutes in a well-marked binder in the Sunroom or online at the bottom of this page.

THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS?

If you'd like to know more, please contact Board Chair Kathy Thurow at kathy.thurow@peoples.coop or Collective Manager/Link to the Board Rachel Markley at rachel.markley@peoples.coop.