DATE: Mondays (2nd and 4th of Every Month) TIME: 5 pm ZOOM LINK:Click Here MEETING ID: 858 6836 4615 PASSWORD: 533202
Board Meeting Recap—August 2021
The Co-op’s Board of Directors met, via ZOOM, on Wednesday, August 26, 2021, at 5:15 p.m. Nine board members were in attendance, along with four Co-op employees, one Co-op member, and two guests from Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC).
After passing the consent agenda, the board received a presentation from VEIC Project Manager Nicole Duquette and Stakeholder Engagement Lead Kalee Whitehouse on their work to date with the Co-op Food Stores. They outlined the project objectives to develop an Action Plan to achieve climate-positive GHG emissions by 2030 in Co-op Food Stores’ facilities and fleet and to develop a public communications plan. They further outlined the progress to date, next steps, analysis methods, and proposed format for final deliverables.
The board had some follow-up questions and the guests had some questions for the board to consider. Continued communication to members on this topic will come from Co-op General Manager Paul Guidone.
After an executive session to deal with a personnel matter, the board moved on to member input (none) and agreed to schedule a special meeting to discuss the annual evaluation of the GM, which is due in September. General Manager Paul Guidone then updated the board on the Co-op’s two recent COVID cases among staff and the ongoing preventative measures in place. His full monthly update is in the August board packet.
Governance Committee Chair Rosemary Fifield explained proposed revisions to EL 1—Finances, EL 5—Integrity, and GP 6—Board Process for Recruitment and Continuity. All proposed revisions were approved as presented in the August board packet. Member Linkage Committee Chair Jessica Giordani shared a survey link with questions for the board that will help the committee proceed with its work.
The meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.
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2020 HCCS Board Committee List for Member Involvement
Listed below are the chairpeople overseeing the various committees.
Bylaws Committee: Rosemary Fifield. Email at rosemaryfifield [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Ends Committee: Marta Ceroni. Email at martaceroni [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Elections Committee: Ryan Madden. Email ryanmadden [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Governance Committee: Rosemary Fifield. Email at rosemaryfifield [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Member Linkage Committee: Jessica Giordani. Email at jessicagiordani [at] board.coopfoodstore.com
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee: Kevin Birdsey. Email at kbirdsey [at] board.coopfoodstore.com.
Note: Co-op members are welcome to attend board committee meetings and encouraged to share their thoughts with committee chairs on topics of interest to them.
The time and location of board committee meetings will be posted 48 hours in advance. We look forward to seeing you!