Board of Directors

Board of Directors—Elections

PFC Board of Directors 2019 Elections

 

Vote for the future of PFC!


People's Food Co-op’s board of directors is made up of nine directors. This year there are three open seats. Each membership may submit one ballot for candidates with either a La Crosse or Rochester affiliation. Director elections begin 9 a.m. Monday December 2, and end at 10 p.m. Friday, December 13.

Vote online!

  • Look for a mailing in November with voting instructions.
  • Paper ballots may be requested between November 30 and December 10 by calling the phone number on the mailing.
  • For any owner needing internet access, a computer is provided at Customer Service from Monrday, December 2 to Friday, December 13.
  • Deadline for registering your email for electronic voting is 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 13.
  • Voting begins 9 a.m. on Monday, December 2, and closes at 10 p.m. on Friday, December 13. Paper ballots must be postmarked by December 13.

 

Candidate Statements

There are seven candidates running for the board this election. They are:
Meredith Davis
Hunter Downs
Kevin Hundt
Fred Rakhshan
Toya Reynolds
Kayla Wilson
Janet Decil Wollam
 
 
Candidate for election to the board of directors have each responded to a list of questions.
 
Candidate statements can be read here and in the winter edition of the co-op's Shopper newsletter.
 

Bylaw Revisions

Bylaw revisions, per recommendation by the PFC Board of Directors on July 25, 2019, for ratification by the membership on the December 2019 ballot.
 

NEW:

Bylaw VIII • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1) ELECTIONS:

a) Description: The Board of Directors shall consist of no more than nine (9) persons members.: three (3) Directors who primarily patronize the La Crosse facility, three (3) Directors who primarily patronize the Rochester facility, and three (3) Directors from either such nomination category representing the membership at large. Prior to each election of directors, the nominating committee will present a slate of candidates consisting of two (2) categories of candidates as follows: (a) members who primarily patronize the La Crosse facility (“La Crosse Candidates”); and (b) members who primarily patronize the Rochester facility (“Rochester Candidates”). Each member may vote for as many candidates as there are vacant seats regardless of the store any such candidate primarily patronizes. The La Crosse Candidate(s) with the highest number of votes will fill any then-vacant La Crosse seat(s), the Rochester Candidate(s) with the highest number of votes will fill any then-vacant Rochester seat(s), and the Candidate(s) receiving the highest number of votes (excluding the Candidates that will fill jurisdictional seats) shall fill any then-vacant at-large seat(s). Beginning with the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), all requirements that any Director seat be filled by a La Crosse Candidate or Rochester Candidate shall cease and each Board seat shall be filled from among member-candidates selected without regard to primary store patronage.

3) VACANCIES:

The Board, at its discretion, may fill, or leave vacant for the term held by the vacating director, any seat vacated prior to the completion of the full term. If the Board fills the seat, the newly appointed director will complete the remaining term associated with that seat. Prior to the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), any vacancy on the board may be filled by appointment upon approval by the majority of directors then in office. Such appointed director will complete the term of the vacating director. Any replacement director so appointed must be from the same candidate category (La Crosse Candidate, Rochester Candidate or at-large) as the director being replaced. Beginning with the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), all requirements that any vacancy be filled by a La Crosse Candidate or Rochester Candidate shall cease and each Board seat shall be filled from among the members without regard to primary store patronage.

 

OLD:

Bylaw VIII  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1) ELECTIONS:

a) Description: The Board of Directors shall consist of nine (9) persons: three (3) Directors who primarily patronize the La Crosse facility, three (3) Directors who primarily patronize the Rochester facility, and three (3) Directors from either such nomination category representing the membership at large. Prior to each election of directors, the nominating committee will present a slate of candidates consisting of two (2) categories of candidates as follows: (a) members who primarily patronize the La Crosse facility (“La Crosse Candidates”); and (b) members who primarily patronize the Rochester facility (“Rochester Candidates”). Each member may vote for as many candidates as there are vacant seats regardless of the store any such candidate primarily patronizes. The La Crosse Candidate(s) with the highest number of votes will fill any then-vacant La Crosse seat(s), the Rochester Candidate(s) with the highest number of votes will fill any then-vacant Rochester seat(s), and the Candidate(s) receiving the highest number of votes (excluding the Candidates that will fill jurisdictional seats) shall fill any then-vacant at-large seat(s). Beginning with the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), all requirements that any Director seat be filled by a La Crosse Candidate or Rochester Candidate shall cease, and each Board seat shall be filled from among member-candidates selected without regard to primary store patronage.

3) VACANCIES:

Prior to the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), any vacancy on the board may be filled by appointment upon approval by the majority of directors then in office. Such appointed director will complete the term of the vacating director. Any replacement director so appointed must be from the same candidate category (La Crosse Candidate, Rochester Candidate or at-large) as the director being replaced. Beginning with the Board election for the 2017 calendar year (which election shall occur in late 2016 or such other time selected in accordance with these Bylaws), all requirements that any vacancy be filled by a La Crosse Candidate or Rochester Candidate shall cease, and each Board seat shall be filled from among the members without regard to primary store patronage.