Dear Sno-Isle Food Co-op Owner,
One of the many beneﬁts of membership at your Co-op is the opportunity to vote for the leadership of the Co-op. Electing a fellow owner to represent you on our Board of Trustees is an important piece of our cooperative future. The election ends on October 18, 2019. All ballots will be validated by Owner ID number, name of owner, and signature. Your ballot will remain completely conﬁdential.
To be eligible for voting, your membership must be active (paid in full, or an equity payment has been made within 60 days of your vote). Each active membership is allowed one vote per household and members of other co-ops are not eligible to vote.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
Board of Trustees Candidates
There are 2 available seats on the Board this election
The Co-op’s board consists of 9 seats total
Board members serve for terms of 3 years
There is nothing more important than the food we eat. It IS our fuel and maps out our health in the future. Great healthy eating patterns set in early life by our parents is key to longer life for us all. Eating organic food and consuming other healthy natural products we sell at the Co-op is our mission. I’ve seen our co-op grow by leaps and bounds especially in the past two years. We are on the cusp of turning a corner that is historic for this organization. It’s time to get big ... and I’d love to help the staff and BOT accomplish just that in a cautious manner. We ARE outgrowing the space we occupy now . I wish to help decide how we accomplish this goal...
Hello, my name is Dustin Hellums. I have lived in the north Everett area for 3 years. I have extensive experience as an operations manager and hold a BS in Business Management. I also have experience serving as a board member at my condominium HOA.
I am interested in serving on the Board of Trustees because I appreciate what the Co-op provides to my family and our community as it is a place which respects diversity and contributes to the collective health of the community. I envision the Co-op expanding to serve the growing Everett population.
I was very excited many years ago when I learned that a group of visionaries were organizing a food co-op in Everett. They were looking for 2,000 members to open the store. They were having difficulty making that goal. But they made the courageous decision to build a store anyway. I didn't get a chance to serve on that first board, but I was able to drive a few nails and build a few walls. Shorty after I got the opportunity to join the board and help build the organization we have today. We've hired store managers, we dealt with a fire and flood, we implement lots of policies, we worked through financial issues and many other things.
I am excited about Sno-Isle Food Co-op and it's progress and potential. I would love the opportunity to serve another term on the board. My goals will be to continue to grow our co-op community, help guide the successful store expansions and ensure that our owners reap the benefits of owning Sno-Isle.
We have many decisions to make. I hope you give me the opportunity to influence them.
There are 6 available seats on the Nominating Committee this election
Nominating Committee can have up to 6 members
Committee members serve for a term of 1 year
Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Nominating Committee for the Sno-Isle Food Co-op. During that time, I’ve gotten to know and work with a group of passionate people who care about food and how it relates to our community. It would be an honor to continue as we anticipate exciting changes in the near future.
In my few years here, I’ve seen this co-op grow from a side-street store to a vital part of the Everett community. I want to do the best that I can to find the leadership that will ignite us in the future!
A Sno-Isle Food Co-op member since 1997, I serve on both the Community Engagement Committee (CEC) as well as the Nominating Committee. The opportunity to volunteer while being an owner-member is gratifying and fun. Our Co-op community is thriving; our staff is committed to our Co-op values. Let’s celebrate our passions for local, member-run, organic and giving-back this October at Forest Park together.
Having recently moved to Everett, one of the highlights is the Sno-Isle Food Co-op. Not only do I appreciate access to sustainable quality foods/goods but the feeling of being part of the neighborhood as well. Volunteering will give me more opportunity to support the Co-op, to educate others in what a local Co-op brings to all, and to help it grow. I have many years of volunteer work with PTA groups as well as educational professional organizations that I believe provide me with knowledge that will support my work on the Nominating Committee.
I have been a working member of the Co-op since its founding, and dearly love the store! I have been working with the Nominating Committee for many years, and would like to continue. It’s a way to help the store succeed, and that’s what I want. Co-ops make so much sense to me.
With every trip to the Co-op, shoppers have the option to round-up to the nearest dollar with our Register Roundup program. Each month, a new local non-profit receives the total amount donated by our customers!
All year long, non-profits are invited to apply to receive Roundup donations. Likewise, community members may nominate non-profits of their choosing. Each year, co-op owners vote for 8 of the non-profits to receive Roundup donations throughout the year. The remaining 4 months are be decided upon by the Co-op as need arises in our community. Read on to learn about the candidates for 2020's coming year.
Register Roundup Candidates
Angel Resource Connection
Lake Stevens, WA | angelresourceconnection.org
Lynwood, WA | beautifulsoles.org
Everett, WA | childstrive.org
Lake Forest Park, WA | dandylyondrama.org
Everett, WA | dawsonplace.org
Everett Chorale Association
Everett, WA | everettchorale.org
Friends of the Everett Public Library
Everett, WA | epls.org/159/Friends-of-the-Library
Bellevue, WA | fosteringtogether.org
Hand in Hand
Everett, WA | handinhandkids.org
Leadership Snohomish County
Everett, WA | leadershipsc.org
Pacific Treatment Alternatives/Parent-Child Assistance Program
Seattle, WA | pactrt.org
Everett, WA | pflageverett.org
Volunteers of America of Western Washington
Everett, WA | voaww.org