The Co-op is led by a Board of Directors and several committees made up of owners and one staff member each.

These dedicated Co-opers receive a ‘support owner-worker’ discount for their time (staff except).

If you would like to join a committee, please call Donna Tarasawa at 753-3115 ext. 328 for information on openings. To run for a Board position, please refer to the Board section below.

Running for the Board

Owners interested in candidacy should contact Toni Hoyman, Board Recruitment and Elections Committee, hexagon@nullexchangenet.net

• E-mail: scribe@nullfirstalt.coop Subject: BREC Chair

• Mail: First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third Street, Corvallis, OR 97333.

Download your 2014 Board Packet here (FILLABLE PDF).

You can submit your completed application to our Customer Service Representatives, or you can email it to hexagon@nullexchangenet.net.  Elections are held in May or June; Board training begins in June and the first Board meeting for the newly elected Board is in July.

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BYLAWS (PDF format)

Get to Know Your Board Members HERE!

Responsibilities: As representatives of the shareholders, the Board establishes overall policies and objectives, sets financial goals and approves major financial transactions, approves employee benefits programs, selects the General Manager and evaluates his/her performance, and reviews and approves the annual budget.

Meets: Each month on the third Tuesday, 6:30 – 9pm. Co-op owners are welcome to attend the Board meeting, with the first 10 minutes of the meeting open for owner comments. If you prefer, you may contact the directors by e-mail at faboard@nullpeak.org.

OWNERS MAY CHECK OUT the BOARD MINUTES NOTEBOOK AT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Board of Directors

Meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

BREC

Meets every first Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. @North

Finance

Meets every First Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

ORC

Meets every Second Tuesday, noon

Policy Governance

Policy Governance Committee is tasked with creating, revising, and maintaining the policies the board uses to manage First Alternative. It does not have regularly scheduled  meetings.