Board of Directors

Call for Board Candidates 2023

Are you interested in doing more for your Co-op? Run for the Board of Directors!

Apply HERE>>

Board applications are open through 11:59pm July 14, 2023

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 2023 

May 22 | June 26 | July 24

Member-owners are welcome to attend board of directors meetings. Board meetings usually occur on the 2nd to last or 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 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.


View the 2022 Annual Report HERE>>>

Visit our Annual Meeting webpage HERE>>>

Interacting With the Board

  • Write to our email address at
  • Use the comment box and include the word “Board” in your comment.
  • Visit us at special events or when you see us shopping at the co-op.
  • 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 CEO.
  • Work with the CEO 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
  • Here’s a link to our Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Valley Community Food Co-op Incorporated Bylaws & Articles Update Combined

2022–2023 Board of Directors

Mark Mosiniak
Mark Mosiniak, President
Sarah Johansson, Vice President
Gary Sankary, Treasurer
Delphanie Daniels, Secretary
Shannon Rios Paulson, Board Member
Michael Jensen - Board Member
Mike Jensen, Board Member