2018 Election Candidates

Jennifer Corsi

My name is Jennifer (Jen) Corsi, I have been a resident of Bartholomew County since June 2008 when my husband got a job with Cummins. I am currently a stay at home mom of two small children and I have a passion for our community. Believing that you should take pride in the place where you live has led me to becoming involved with many organizations in Columbus. It drives me to seek out new opportunities and participate in various civic events. I am the President of MOMS Club of Columbus, Indiana (over 84 families are members) which is a chapter of MOMS Club International and I am also a board member of Learning Tree Preschool at First United Methodist Church.

With my participation in various organizations in Columbus I have made many contacts that I believe could be interested in becoming member/owners. I believe that we need to focus more on how the co-op benefits families and our children. Teaching them about community involvement and healthy foods will guarantee that Columbus Food Co-op will be around for many years to come. With this, having cooking demonstrations, meet the farmer events, and something other co-op have done like $4 dinner (Bloomingfoods), I can see that there will be a tremendous opportunity to serve Columbus.

I became a member of the Columbus Food Co-op in 2010 after my husband went to a meeting at the library and learned more about what the co-op was trying to bring to Columbus. He and I have always believed in supporting the local economy wherever we are able and the decision to join this movement was a no-brainer. I first signed up to stuff envelopes and send out mailings with part of the volunteer committee in 2010-2011 when I was between jobs. My family has grown since then and we do our best to make it to all the Annual Meetings so that we can stay updated on the progress. We have also made the decision to loan to the co-op which means that we know what that process is like and it has helped answer questions that some of our friends have.  

 

Terry Law

My name is Terry Law. I have lived in Columbus since 2003. I have been married for 37 years to my wife Glenda and we have 4 children. We moved here to relocate with my company, Wal-Mart My family and I love to be outdoors, camping, fishing, riding bikes and hiking. I am a member of Terrace Lake Community Church and have served on Staff there in the past. We live in Downtown Columbus in the Historic District in a home that was built in 1903 on Franklin Street. We spend a lot of our current time working on remodeling and bringing this home back to its original glory. We love the downtown area and the growth and are committed to do our part to help columbus downtown grow.
I have extensive retail background. I have been a General Manager for Wal-Mart for 40 years in August. I have managed 12 stores for them in the last 37 years. Before that I worked to open new stores in the Texas market and South Carolina. Wal-Mart success is not accidental. They have a great culture of respect, team building and giving back to the community.
In my 15 years here I have been involved in many non-profits. I have been involved in DARE, Red Cross, United Way, Turning Point, Bicycle Coop just to name a few. Our store has adopted part of the trail and has picked up trash on the trail in Columbus for the last 10 years. I have a personal strong belief in giving back.
I would like to see the CO-OP succeed and strongly believe that they could bring new and exciting food opportunities to the Columbus Market.

 

Shirley Trapp

Shirley Trapp has lived in Columbus for over 40 years.  She is a retired Bartholomew County School Corporation Elementary School Counselor.  She was employed with the school corporation for over 40 years. She has been the BCSC Teachers of the Year, the Wal Mart Teacher of the Year, and the Republic Woman of the Year.  She has been a member of the Heritage Board, the United Way Allocation Committee, a CASA worker, the BCSC Teacher Association and other organizations. As a retired teacher in addition to be on the CO-OP Board she is a volunteer for Book Buddies, Turning Point, Brighter Days, and is a member of the Bartholomew County NAACP.  She is a member of the Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church. She believes in the seven CO-OP Principles. Her major interest in working for and believing in the CO-OP is to provide quality and nutritious food to the Columbus community. It is especially important to provide education, training and information (Principle 5) to our low-income community.   

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