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What does the board do?

A nine-person board of trustees elected by the Active Membership directs PCC. Each trustee serves a three-year term, with three positions open for election each year. A trustee may serve no more than three consecutive terms.

The board's primary responsibilities are to provide wise stewardship of the cooperative's resources and oversee the continued success of the nation's largest natural foods co-op with more than $200 million in sales in 2013.

The PCC board conducts its business using the Policy Governance® model, as do the boards of many cooperatives throughout the country. This governance model allows the board to focus on the broad direction of the co-op through policy-setting. The trustees hire and oversee a CEO who is responsible for all day-to-day operations of our co-op.

Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees

The board approves all new stores and receives regular progress reports. During the board’s 2014 retreat, it was hard hats and safety vests as the board toured the under construction PCC Greenlake Village. The store opened in June 2014.

Expectations of the Individual Trustee

The board spends considerable time in study of issues related to the local food system. Here they are shown with some members of the board of Seattle Tilth during a tour of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.

*Time spent on board business may vary from month to month, averaging 20 hours per month, including preparing for and attending board and committee meetings, and board study.

Trustee Compensation

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