2014 Board of Directors Election

Below are the three candidates for the 2014 election. Member-owners, please vote at the Annual Meeting on Friday, Nov. 21 at City Hall, 6:00pm. You may also vote electronically and an email had been sent to you. Deadline is Sunday, November 30 at midnight. 
Mail your ballot to:

cboard@heritagefundbc.org

or

 Lorraine Low
 c/o Heritage Fund
 PO Box 1547, Columbus, IN 47202 

Thanks to The Heritage Fund for handling the ballots again this year. 

Terry Whitaker

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Why did you become a member of the Columbus Co-op and why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

Coops are much more than a shopping place; they bring together a community of like minded individuals, promote local, sustainable food sources and healthy living. I have always tried to be of service when asked by organizations which share my values.

Please share any personal, professional or volunteer affiliations that will help your service on the Board.

I have served on the Visitors Center Board, Arts District Coalition, Library Associates and on and off for 14 years on the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board. I am the head of the Downtown Columbus Merchants Group.

What specific talents, skills, expertise, and experience do you believe you can share with the Co-op?

Although my retail experience is not related to food, I hope that I can be of help in those areas that are common to most retail operations.

 

Jan Lucas-Grimm

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Why did you become a member of the Columbus Co-op and why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

I believe in the cooperative model, first of all, and especially when it comes to our food. I want to be involved in the choosing of sources and vendors and I love the possibilities fo what a food co-op can provide for a community.

Please share any personal, professional or volunteer affiliations that will help your service on the Board.

I think my affiliation with the Unitarian Universalist community will be a good connection, as well as my network of followers of Tim's and my music. Through Americana Music series as well as our own level of touring, we have access to a wide audience and have a certain level of recognition that could be beneficial ot the co-op.

What specific talents, skills, expertise, and experience do you believe you can share with the Co-op?

I ran a restaurant in chicago for ten years an I am experienced in food selection and preparation.
Also my experiences as an actor and performing musician can be valuable in outreach for the co-op, in promoting it and educating the community about it.

Feel free to share anything else you think would be valuable for the membership to know about you.

I am passionate about good and healthy food.
I am passionate about spreading the word about good and healthy food.
I am at a point in my life where I want to devote myself to a cause and the co-op is my first choice!
It is important to recognize that I do travel a lot, at least 4-6 weeks every year in Europe.

Looking forward to being a part of this awesome new chapter for Columbus!!

Christopher Clerc

I was born and raised in Columbus, where I’ve returned to practice law starting in June 2013.  Roughly half of my law practice focuses on defending people who cannot afford to hire their own attorney, as a public defender for the Circuit Court.  The rest of my practice is extremely varied, and I enjoy having a general practice rather than specializing on any single area.  I play the Tuba in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.  I’m excited about the prospect of serving on the Co-op board, if I’m chosen.  I thoroughly enjoyed the farmers’ market last summer, and I hope to help establish a year-round store.

Current BOD
Kevin McCracken, President
Mike Johnston, Treasurer
Christopher Clerc
Dan Fleming
Sarah Grey
David Kadlec
Shirley Trapp

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