The Medford Food Co-op is owned by community members who purchased a share of stock. Owners elect a board of directors from among owners in the community. The board of directors carries out the mission and vision of the cooperative with a focus on its long-term direction. The board hires the general manager (GM) to develop and implement business operations commensurate with the co-op's mission and vision. The GM is responsible for following policies established by the board governing management and operation of the co-op.
The board uses a system of governance called policy governance. Policy governance differentiates and defines the roles and responsibilities of the board and the GM. Policy governance is a system to organize the work of the board, as well as for the top leadership team of the co-op. It is a system for the board and GM to collaboratively function together. You may not be familiar with this system even if you have experience serving on a board. To learn more, read the board's Introduction to Policy Governance.
Medford Food Co-op Board of Directors meetings are the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Medical Eye Center, located at 1333 East Barnett Road in Medford. Due to the pandemic, the meetings will be held online until further notice. If you are an owner who would like to participate in an online Board meeting, please email the Board President for an invitation to the online meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org.