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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OWNERS MAY CHECK OUT the BOARD MINUTES NOTEBOOK AT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Board of Directors
Meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Meets every first Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Meets every First Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Meets every Second Tuesday, noon
Running for the Board
Owners interested in candidacy should contact Toni Hoyman, Board Recruitment and Elections Committee Chair
• E-mail: email@example.com Subject: BREC Chair
• Mail: First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third Street, Corvallis, OR 97333.
Board application packets are available upon request. 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.
BYLAWS (PDF format)