Your 2024 Board Candidates
“I have lived in Plumas County since the early 1970’s, and have been a co-op member since 1999. I felt then as I do now about the importance of having and supporting a healthy food source alternative to the community as we have with the Co-Op.
I own and operate an electronics business known as Satscan Electronics. I had a store front in Quincy for 15 years where I had a number of employees, and I now operate from a home office. Having had a store on Main Street, I am familiar with the ebb and flow of business activity in the community. I’m familiar with the importance of finding ways to be price competitive with products offered to the community, and with offering niche products when possible.
I served as an elected member of the Quincy Community Cable TV Association Board of Directors for 25 years, which was also a member-owned community TV service. I also served as an elected co-chair of the Mountain Counties AIDS Consortium for several years.
I strongly support the Co-Op in a number of areas, including the Co-Op supporting local food providers that help our communities to be more self-reliant with regard to food security. Having locally grown food is essential, and I’m happy to know the Co-Qp supports growers by offering their foods in Co-Op stores, and also finding ways to partner with them. I’m also happy to know that the Co-Op has expanded by acquiring the bakery operation.
Having been self-employed in business for 45 years, I believe I can be a benefit to the Co-Op from a business perspective, and I look forward for the opportunity to be able to do so.”
“My family moved up to the Quincy area when I was two years old – so even though I was not born here, I was raised here, and I consider the area my forever home. I recently relocated back to Plumas County and am so fond of being in Portola. It is THE BEST location in the whole county. When I am not working, I am hiking, camping, trail running, swimming in cold rivers, and hot springing. I am intimately familiar with the area, the geography, the people, the rural issues, and I believe I would make a great asset to the Feather River Food Co-op Board.
I am currently the Executive Director of the Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center and I still own my own business which assists individuals with forming nonprofits and obtaining 501c3 status with the IRS. I would bring a wealth of knowledge to the Co-op, including experience running Board meetings and recruiting Board members, legal compliance, policy and procedure drafting and compliance, website development, HR issues, and more.
I would love to help the Co-op bring raw milk to the community. I know many people that would love to have this nutrient rich food available at the Co-op and I believe I could help jump through and comply with the legal hoops that it takes to be able to sell it.
I am so grateful to have the Portola Co-op in my community, my boys (along with our dog Ham!) and I visit it frequently. I would love and be honored to serve on the Board for the next three years.”
The 2024 Board Election runs from March 1st – 31st!
The board is responsible for ensuring financial stability while supporting the co-op’s commitment to the community.
Beginning March 1st, co-op members will be able to cast their vote for the two candidates above. Votes may be cast in-person at either of our two stores or online using the Google Form below.
New Directors are seated at the first Board meeting of the Board Year election Calendar, April 2024.
- January 1 – February 26: Interested candidates are identified.
- January 22: Optional but highly recommended orientation for prospective board members. See here.
- February 26: Deadline for submitting candidate declaration of interest and photo (see pages 15-16 of Board Election Handbook).
- February 26 Board Meeting: Board review of candidates and bios.
- March 1 – 31: Election month.