The Valley Natural Foods Board of Directors is the visioning body of the co-op member-owners. Each member of the Board is committed to the entire membership of the co-op, not just specific issues. The Board is responsible for setting long-range goals and ensuring plans for the future; ensuring sound management of the co-op’s resources; and acting as trustees on behalf of the members. The Board operates by governance policy.
Upcoming Board Meetings
2020: Oct. 26 | Nov. 30 | Dec.28 2021: Jan. 25 | Feb. 22 | March 29 | April 26 | May 31 | June 28 | July 26 | Aug. 30 | Sept. 27 | Oct. 25 | Nov. 29 | Dec. 27
Member-owners are welcome to attend board of directors meetings. Board meetings usually occur on the last Monday of the month from 5–7 p.m. Currently, all meetings are held on the Zoom platform. If interested in attending, please email the board at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, member-owner number, and the date of the meeting you would like to attend. While we will attempt to accommodate all requests to attend, we do ask that you inform the board of your intention to join one week before the meeting.
Use the comment box and include the word “Board” in your comment.
Visit us at special events or when you see us shopping.
Read Letter from the Board in Living Naturally.
Join the Strategic Planning or Nomination Committees.
Run for a position on the board of directors.
What else? Let us know your ideas.
Attend a Board Meeting.
What We Do
Define and implement a future vision/strategic plan for Valley Natural Foods. In other words, we envision where we want to be or what we want to accomplish in 2-5 years.
Develop and leverage our Mission and Values statements.
Define annual objectives for the General Manager.
Work with the General Manager to monitor the yearly operational activities. This includes monthly and quarterly financial reports, policy governance reviews, and reports of specific operational issues such as staff treatment and product quality.
Interact with other boards of directors from Twin Cities Natural Food co-ops to explore ways we can work together to strengthen all co-ops.
Listen to our member-owners. It is very important that we listen to your vision of the future for your Valley Natural Foods since you are the owners
Supporting fair trade, good farming, and organics locally and globally
Creating community jobs with a healthy work environment
Providing a local market for local growers and producers
Circulating profits locally through cooperative consumership