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Board Committees

North Coast Co-op Board of Directors operates five standing committees: Earth Action, Finance, Nominating, Member Action, and Policies & Procedures. These committees contribute to the organization and operations in an advisory capacity.

Summaries of their structures are listed below. Member-owners are always encouraged to attend meetings. Opportunities exist for member-owners to join committees. 

Visit our Meeting Agendas and Minutes page and Co-op Calendar page up-to-date information. Contact any of the Committees by email board@northcoast.coop

Earth Action Committee
Scheduled to meet the second Wednesday of each month. Committee Chair is Board President Leah Stamper.  Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates. Staff liaison is Membership Coordinator Nicole Chase.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Mezzanine // 793 K St. in Arcata.

Finance Committee
Reviews and analyzes all financial information to be presented to the board and considers financial motions that ultimately must be approved by the board. Meets quarterly. Committee Chair is Board Treasurer Mary Ella Anderson.  Staff Liaison is Controller Brandy Cogburn.  Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Mezzanine // 793 K St. in Arcata

Member Action Committee
Acts as an advisory committee to the board, providing an organized structure for members to come together, to communicate their ideas and concerns, and to influence North Coast Co-op policy and practice. Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Staff liaison is Membership Coordinator Nicole Chase.  Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Mezzanine // 793 K St. in Arcata.

Nominating Committee
Recruits and nominates candidates for the board and its committees. Supervises elections and the training/development of leadership in board directors and committee members. Meets as often as deemed necessary for its functions. Committee Chair is Employee Director Ed Smith. Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates. Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Conference Room // 793 K St. in Arcata.

Policies & Procedures Committee
Acts as an advisory committee to the board, taking on issues delegated by the board as well as reviewing all governing documents including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Board Policy Manual and policies of North Coast Co-op. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Committee Chair is Board Secretary Colin Fiske. Staff Liaison is Membership Coordinator Nicole Chase.  Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Conference Room // 793 K Street in Arcata.

Big Ideas Gathering
The Big Ideas Gathering (BIG) is an informal meeting to reflect on how well the Co-op is living up to the co-operative principles and values, and to our commitment to the "triple bottom line" of social, environmental and financial well-being. The BIG is also an opportunity to discuss any "big ideas" for the Co-op which might not get due consideration through normal board and management processes. (Note: The BIG is not a committee, but rather a potentially recurring event for the board and interested member-owners.) Visit the Co-op Calendar page for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Mezzanine // 793 K Street in Arcata
(Meets as needed.)