From the Board President: Important Board News

There’s been a change in leadership of the Board of Directors of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op. And coming up in July is an opportunity for you to serve on the Board.

First, with regards to the change, when Melanie Drake accepted the position of Outreach Coordinator, she resigned from the Board at the end of May. Melanie was one of the original members of the Co-op’s steering committee, which later became the Board when the Co-op incorporated in 2014. Melanie’s dedication to the Co-op is evident in all that she has done, including serving as the co-chair of the Membership Committee. In her new role, she’ll continue to move us closer to opening the doors on a full-service grocery store. She has great passion for this efforts, and I invite you to contact her to find out how you can help, too.

At the June Board meeting, the Board voted to appoint Terry Stewart to fill the vacancy, and to serve out the remainder of Melanie’s term. Terry has been a long-time advocate for the Co-op, and is currently a member of the Operations Committee. Most people know Terry and his wife Nita who sell organic produce at the Cedar Falls Farmers Market. Say ‘hello’ to Terry next time you’re there!

As the terms of the Board of Directors are staggered, this summer we will once again have an opportunity for Co-op members to run for election to the Board. Every year 3 seats are open, and each term is 3 years. Full details about how to become a candidate for the Board of Directors will be posted on this website starting July 25. I invite you to consider joining in this effort. It is demanding, but extremely rewarding work. As we get closer to opening our doors, you could be a key player in that step. Keep an eye out on our website and our Facebook page for complete instructions.


In cooperation,

Tom Wickersham


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