Congratulations To Our New 2021 Board Members!

Our newly elected Board of Directors members are as follows:

John Paul Ashenfelter

Noel Levan

Deanna Reed

They will each serve a three year term on the board.

INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

We’re looking for owners who are interested in guiding the future of our co-op. As an owner of the Friendly City Food Co-op, you have governance rights – including the right to vote in a Board of Directors election and the right to run for a seat on the Board.

You may download and read the Board Candidate Packet at any time to find out more about becoming a board member. If you think you’d be a good fit for us, please fill out the application and return it to Lindsay Martin, Board President.

BELOW IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE BOARD ELECTION PROCESS

Board Interest Meeting: August

Candidate Applications Due: Date TBD

Election Period: Month of October

Annual Meeting: October

Current Officers / Board of Directors

Lindsay MartinPresident
Julie Jenkins – Vice President
John Paul Ashenfelter – Treasurer
Angelo Arecchi
Kelly Hilliard
Allie Jensen
Monisha Khanna
Noel Levan
Deanna Reed

If you have questions or comments for the Board, please contact them at board@friendlycity.coop

*In accordance with the Friendly City By-Laws, the Secretary does not have to be a Board Director.

Friendly City’s Ends Policy

Friendly City Food Co-op exists so that the Shenandoah Valley has: A vibrant, local economy; Fair and friendly relationships; Healthy, informed consumers and producers; And a healthy environment.

Friendly City’s By-Laws

Click here to view or download our by-laws. Contact us to learn more about our food co-op.

Policy Governance Information

Our Board governs through a process called Policy Governance. The model emphasizes the board’s role in clearly stating what the organization is to accomplish (Ends Policies) while avoiding unacceptable actions (Executive Limitations Policies). The Board also writes policies about its own governing process as well as policies that describe its relationship to the General Manager. As you examine our policies, it’s important to understand that the Board’s job is to explain through its policies what it expects of the organization and then delegates all related issues beyond the written policies on Ends and Executive Limitations to our General Manager. So, as long as the General Manager accomplishes our Ends and avoids those situations described in Executive Limitations, the board is satisfied. We as a Board strive to do our job and allow our General Manager to do the work we delegate to her/him. The General Manager demonstrates accountability to the Board by producing regular reports explaining how he/she is complying with Board policies. Find additional information about the model here.