One of the perks of co-op membership is the ability to apply for an open board seat. The board determines the long-range vision for the co-op, provides financial oversight, and sets policies to guide the general manager in achieving our strategic priorities. We’re currently seeking candidates to run in our 2019 board election. Three open seats for the 2019-2022 election term are open to new candidates.
We’ve partnered with several of our favorite local businesses to bring member-owners special savings in each of our store neighborhoods. Our new Community Partner Program provides additional savings to co-op members at nine local, sustainable, independently-owned businesses. This program is another way your co-op membership directly supports a robust local economy, keeping dollars and jobs right here in St. Paul.
July’s Positive Change recipient is Great River Greening, a group that inspires, engages and leads local communities in environmental conservation efforts. Your register round-ups and reusable bag credits this month will help them restore 1,500 acres of parks, wetlands, shorelines, and prairies across the metro; build 300 acres of pollinator habitat; protect 20 lakes, rivers, and streams; and engage over 2,000 volunteers in these environmental stewardship efforts.