The Kootenay Co-op’s Board of Directors is comprised of 7 elected co-op owners who serve the co-op for two-year terms.

Co-op Boards are elected representatives of our member-owners, in much the same way our Mayor and Council are elected representatives of Nelson residents. They are responsible for guiding and safeguarding the Co-op’s mission and long term sustainability.

Specifically, the Board is responsible for key governance issues including:

  • ensuring the organization’s financial viability
  • articulating the mission, vision and values
  • setting the strategic direction
  • the appointment, selection and performance management of the General Manager
  • ensuring that the Kootenay Co-op maintains a leadership role in the natural foods industry and co-operative movement.

They meet monthly in addition to contributing to a variety of Board Committees including:

  • Member Outreach Committee
  • Board Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Ad hoc committees as required

Our Board brings a wealth and variety of backgrounds and skills to the Board and share a passion for the Kootenay Co-op and the cooperative business model.

Meet our Board of Directors (aka our Fearless Leaders).

Find out about upcoming meetings.

Read the most recent Board Meeting Minutes.

Want more information about our elections process and Board service? Learn more about Elections and Candidacy.