Board Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting minutes are available after they have been approved at the following month's Board meeting.


May 2018 meeting minutes

  • New Board members seated
  • Board officer elections
  • Committee assignments

April 2018: No Board meeting

March 2018 meeting minutes

  • Elections update
  • Spring Board retreat plan

February 2018: No Board meeting

January 2018 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement: "What's in a Name? PCC Rebrands" by Heather Snavely
  • Board Communication Plan introduction

December 2017: No Board meeting

November 2017 meeting minutes

  • Washington Corporate Formation vote passed
  • 2018 Board Election packet approved

October 2017: No Board meeting

September 2017 meeting minutes

  • Board meeting schedule changed
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby form signed by Board

August 2017 meeting minutes

  • Ends policy discussion
  • Citizens' Climate lobby dialogue 

July 2017: No Board meeting

June 2017 meeting minutes

  • WIC certification discussion and vote
  • Approval of the written statement regarding immigration 

May 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement: "The Productivity Formula"
  • Spring Board Retreat recap

April 2017 meeting minutes

  • Seating of newly elected Board members
  • Annual Meeting recap
  • Assigning of Board committees and chairs

March 2017 meeting minutes

  • Approved use of electronic voting for bylaw approval
  • Reviewed all committee charters and updated as needed
  • Study & Engagement: P6

February 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study & Engagement: Upholding Co-op values in a time of political upheaval
  • Discussion about April's Annual Meeting agenda

January 2017 meeting minutes

  • Study & Engagement: Staff serving on the Board
  • March's Board meeting moved to March 21st due to March 14th being during Spring Break

December 2016 meeting minutes

  • Proposal for Growth Project Presentations approved
  • Board election and possible applicant update

November 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: "Membership Rights and Responsibilities": Establishing share price and payment options
  • Discuss procedure for members to call a special meeting
  • February Board meeting moved to Monday, February 13th 

October 2016 meeting minutes

  • Board will increase to 9 seats.
  • Election packet is currently available on Co-op's website and at the Customer Service Desk.
  • The Board voted to remove the "no" option in an uncontested election. There will be the option to abstain. 

September 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: Two Cooperative Grocer articles 
  • Discuss Board elections timeline

August 2016 meeting minutes

  • Tim Kohler to fill the vacant director seat.
  • Bylaws approved for legal review

July 2016 meeting minutes

  • Review Bylaw feedback from Owners
  • Discuss Bylaw adoption timeline

June 2016 meeting minutes

  • Reviewed the Bylaw Revision process
  • Adopted Governance Policies

May 2016 meeting minutes

  • Study and Engagement discussion: CG Growth Roadway by Art Sherwood
  • Proposed Bylaw Draft will be released to membership with a revision process timeline

April 2016 meeting minutes

  • Public Forum comments regarding Bill Beck and 2016 election
  • Seating of Laurene Sorensen and David Nelson
  • Approval to start process to fill vacancy by Board appointment

March 2016 meeting minutes

  • Proposal on whom to retain for legal counsel for capitalization options and bylaws update
  • Discussion about what Board business information should be provided regularly to owners and in response to requests
  • Study & Engagement: growth capitalization options








            February 2016 meeting minutes

            • Public Forum: Concern about process for changing bylaws
            • Vote to propose new bylaws at later date
            • Study & Engagement discussion: growth capitalization questions

            January 2016 meeting minutes

            • Study & Engagement discussion: growth capitalization options
            • Consideration of changing bylaws to allow staff service on the Board of Directors
            • Bylaw review and change discussion

            December 2015 meeting minutes

            • Public Forum: Call for Staff service on the Co-op Board
            • Discussion about ownership clarifications needed for online voting
            • Ad hoc committee on owner communications report

            November 2015 meeting minutes

            • Growth Forum reflections
            • Resolution to distribute patronage dividends
            • Approval of electronic voting in 2016 Board election

            October 2015 meeting minutes

            • Board resignations
            • Appointment candidate interviews
            • Electronic voting discussion & vote

            September 2015 meeting minutes

            • Study and Engagement: Growth and Expansion
            • Policy report: Participating Owner discount equity
            • Election 2016 planning

            August 2015 meeting minutes

            • Public Forum: Community News feedback
            • Owner Engagement Ad Hoc Committee Clarifications
            • Study & Engagement: The Importance of Retail Purchasing Guidelines.

            The July Board meeting was cancelled due to Board member schedule conflicts.

            June 2015 Board Minutes

            • Public Forum: Staff service on Board, Community News
            • Board Resolution on Idaho Civil Rights Act
            • Board Affirmation of non-discrimination

            May 2015 Board Minutes

            • Public Forum: Community News; Diversity & Inclusion
            • Tuesday Growers Market
            • GM Compensation policy

            April 2015 Board Minutes

            • Community News discussion
            • Co-op values discussion
            • Tuesday Growers Market update

            March 2015 Board Minutes

            • 2015 budget projects
            • Policy for GM performance evaluation and compensation review

            February 2015 Board Minutes

            • Owner account/bylaw clarity
            • Study & Engagement discussion: Board and GM roles in owner engagement

            January 2015 Board Minutes

            • General Manager Operations Reports
            • Board candidate eligibility

            December 2014 Board Minutes

            • Study & Engagement discussion: cooperative democracy and its influence on products, elections, and more
            • Report and questions about MFC financial conditions

            November 2014 Board Minutes

            • Discussion about communication channels and community event sponsorships
            • Study & Engagement discussion: “Spirit of Generosity” reading

            October 2014 Board Minutes

            • Study & Engagement discussion: readings about the growth process
            • Report: new Owner Services position

            September 2014 Board Minutes

            • Mission statement
            • Current financial conditions

            August 2014 Board Minutes

            • Plan for approaching Co-op growth
            • Finalizing GM grievance details

            July 2014 Board Minutes

            • Open Board seat
            • Strategic Plan

            June 2014 Board Minutes

            • Decision about patronage dividends
            • Reconsideration of ad hoc Participating Owner Committee

            May 2014 Board Minutes

            • Discussion about grievance process
            • Board policy compliance

            April 2014 Board Minutes

            • New director and officers
            • Lewiston Co-op effort

            March 2014 Board Minutes

            • Study & Engagement on owner engagement
            • Ad Hoc Participating Owner Committee formation

            February 2014 Board Minutes

            • Participating Owner Program
            • Strategic Plan update

            January 2014 Board Minutes

            • Policy change regarding access to personnel files
            • Executive session regarding at-will employment