ABOUT PEOPLE'S CO-MANAGEMENT
People’s is a co-managed (aka collectively managed) workplace. Full-time workers are eligible to become a Co-manager after working at the co-op for 9 months. We call this 9-month term to become Co-managers "confirmation".
Our 30 person Co-management (CM) makes broad-scale decisions using modified consensus. The CM manages the operations of the co-op, and works to accomplish the Ends that our Board of Directors establish. This all happens while working within the parameters set by the Board in their policies. The CM approves the annual strategic plan and operating budget, written personnel policies, job descriptions, its own processes and more.
The CM has a system of self-accountability and is ultimately accountable to the Member-Ownership through our owner-elected Board of Directors.
ABOUT PEOPLE'S CONSENSUS
The Collective at People’s uses consensus for full-group decision-making. The same principles we use in these settings can also be applied to teams, committees, and other small groups.
Consensus has been used as a decision-making method in many cultures during many times. Many of the consensus tools we use at People’s are a blend of traditional Quaker and “contemporary” methods. Through these processes, we hope to find the sense of the group and to come to agreement on the essence of a decision. We don’t expect to agree on every detail.
Consensus acknowledges that all participants have a piece of the truth. It encourages participants to share those truths, to listen openly to the truths of others, and to work toward decisions that reflect the whole group intention and serve its greatest good. Consensus embraces individual perspectives, while emphasizing the good of the whole.
Meet the Co-Management
(confirmed to the CM)
Dusty Bloomingheart, Hands-On-Owner & Volunteer Coordinator, Storekeeper/Cashier, dusty at peoples.coop
Miguel Board, Technology Coordinator, miguel at peoples.coop
Lisa Bogar, Storekeeper, lisab at peoples.coop
Stephanie Buddenbaum, Bulk Buyer, stephanie at peoples.coop
Kim Card, Produce Keeper , kim at peoples.coop
Jenna Chen, Marketing & Membership Manager, jennachen at peoples.coop
Ben Clark, Produce Keeper/cashier , benc at peoples.coop
Virginia Currin, Storekeeper/cashier , virginia at peoples.coop
Karna Conyers, Storekeeper/Cashier, karna at peoples.coop
Financial Coordinator/Bookkeeper, kris at peoples.coop
Justin Dewan, Produce Keeper, justin at peoples.coop
Nina Diouf, Storekeeper nina at peoples.coop
Non-Foods and Herbs Buyer, cari at peoples.coop
Development Manager, shawn at peoples.coop
Ryan Gaughan, Alcohol and Frozen Buyer, ryangaughan at peoples.coop
Bryn Harding, design manager, brynh at peoples.coop
Herb Buyer, Social Justice and Equity Coordinator, daniel at peoples.coop
Ben Magaziner, Bulk Buyer, bmagaziner at peoples.coop
Operations Manager, Storekeeper/Cashier, rachel at peoples.coop
Courtney Sahl, Grocery Buyer, courtney at peoples.coop
Padrice Stewart, Personnel Manager, padrice at peoples.coop
Miles Uchida, Financial Manager, miles at peoples.coop
Ed Vint, Producekeeper/Cashier, ed at peoples.coop
Kahadish Wa'adabisha, Perishables and Dairy Buyer, kahadish at peoples.coop
Meet our Full-time CM-track Staff
(on track to CM confirmation)
Brandon Hyde, Physical Plant Manager, brandonhyde at peoples.coop
Ashley Todd, Farmers' Market Coordinator, ashleytodd at peoples.coop
Paige Pineshadow, Storekeeper, paigepineshadow at peoples.coop
Amanda Coleman, Produce Keeper, amandacoleman at peoples.coop
Kathryn Kucera, Storekeeper, kathrynkucera at peoples.coop
Meet our Part-time, Substitute Staff
Deborah Buckley, Lyla Emery, Joe Ferguson, Amandalyn Friedland, Ariana Jacob, Rebecca Jamieson, Karen Kerschner, Annie LoPresti, Jenny Owen, Amanda Paul, Anastasia Petrie, Jessamyn Johns, and Rochelle Koivunen