Sunday, September 15, 2013

Board Candidate: Alex Daye

Hot off the press: previews of our 2013 candidates for the Board of Directors! You'll also find the information below in the October-November newsletter, along with your ballot. Voting runs from October 15th - November 15th. In addition to choosing four new Board members, you'll also have an opportunity to vote on four proposed changes to the Co-op's bylaws.

Want to know more about the candidates? Mark your calendar for the Annual Meeting! October 27th, from 1-4 pm at the Olympia Ballroom. Great food, candidate speeches and the first round of member discussion on recent research into whether the Co-op should change our legal status (currently, we are a not-for-profit under RCW 24.03.) We look forward to seeing you there!

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Board Candidate: Alex Daye

       Why do you want to be on the Co-op Board of Directors?

For the honor and glory!
The Co-op has been my primary source of nutrition for the past ten years and as a cornerstone of Olympia, its commitment to the community inspires me to serve.
What general abilities would you bring to the Board?  What specific abilities and experiences would you offer to help provide direction in dealing with the Co-op’s challenges?

Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities allow me to quickly find manageable solutions to difficult problems.  I am comfortable taking leadership roles but I am working on using my power and privilege to build civic intelligence and support those whose voices are historically less heard than my own. 

What do you see as current strengths of the Co-op that you would like to see maintained?  What would you like to see changed?

I appreciate the Co-op’s commitment to quality food, specifically the extensive selection of organic, GMO-free, bulk, and local products.  I respect the Co-op’s working member model and their promotion of conscientious consumerism.  I would like to see less packaged food, less plastic, and less waste in our stores. I would also like to see greater emphasis on customer service training for staff who interact with the public on a regular basis.

What vision do you have for the Co-op for the next five years?

I would like to see the Co-op further its trend towards economic and environmental sustainability through continued use of best-practice models and integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. As always, community development and participation should remain at the heart of any vision of the Co-op’s future.