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Citizens Co-op seeks board members, invites public to potluck, speak-out

Citizens Co-op has still been struggling to recover from the needless firing of workers over a year ago and the negative publicity generated by that act. Currently the Board is well functioning, and includes one of the fired workers. What has been missing is customers and volunteers to get things back on track.

The annual general meeting of members of Citizens Co-op will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Meeting Room A of the Downtown Public Library. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will need to end at 8:30 p.m. This year there will be five seats up for election; three of these are producer rep, member rep and worker rep, which are one-year terms, and two are at-large seats, which are two-year terms. This year we want to emphasize paper ballot voting with the hope that those members who cannot make the annual general meeting will stop by the store and vote. Since some members may not be able to get into the store, we will send an absentee ballot electronically upon request. The election begins at the meeting with a chance to meet and talk to candidates and will continue until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4.

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Co-Op welcomes community support

by Citizen’s Co-Op Board of Directors

A year after the membership uprising at the Citizen’s Co-Op, and months after a settlement with the fired workers (see Iguana April 2014), the co-op finds itself with a new invigorated board, and an effective manager in Kim Drummond. The co-op will be celebrating Drummond’s year-anniversary, the longest tenure of any general manager.

Kelsey Naylor, one of the fired workers and now a board member, sees the Co-op as a valuable community asset and has been active in engaging old and potential new membership.

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