The Votes Are In For Our Board of Directors

All 4 open seats on the Friendly City Food Co-op Board of Directors have been filled. Please welcome the following candidates who will begin their new term in December 2019.

Angelo Arecchi
Kelly Hilliard
Noel Levan
Liz Swank

As an owner of the 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. If you are interested in running simply fill out and return this application. You may fill out and submit an application at any time – however, the selection of candidates for the 2020 election is now closed.

The staff runs the store and is overseen by the General Manager, who is hired by the Board, and reports monthly to them on progress towards achieving goals and upholding values of the co-op.

Current Board of Directors

Julie Jenkins – President
Lindsay Martin – Vice President
John Paul Ashenfelter – Treasurer

Aniko Safran – Secretary
Noel Levan
Jason E. Ybarra, Ph.D
Allie Emerick
Jennifer Walsh

If you have questions or comments for the Board, please contact them at

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.