People's Board of Directors

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Nine member-owners of People's (six consumer and three worker) are elected by the ownership, serve on the Board at any given time. The Board meets monthly, typically on the third Monday of the month, with Board committees (Finance, Planning, and Outreach and Education) meeting typically on the second Monday of the month.

The Board has three primary duties.

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Board of Directors focuses on four key areas:

The Board also oversees elections and recommends updates to the Co-op's Bylaws, the legal document that defines and guides People's. Download a pdf of the Bylaws.

Additionally, People's Board of Directors look after the best interests of the Co-op as a whole in a changing business environment; this means that policies and practices at the Co-op may change over time. Member-owners are welcome to attend regularly scheduled meetings as observers with the exception of items that are designated for Executive Session. For this month's meeting dates, please see our Home page.

Board Meeting Notes (pdf)

October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

December 2014
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March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

About our Cooperative Business Model

Download and view our Cooperative Business Model Presentation (10.9 mb PPTX)

Letters from the Board

Why I Serve On The Co-op's Board of Directors by Christopher Young (pdf)
Why I Serve On The Co-op's Board of Directors by Andi Briceno (pdf)
The Cooperative Business Model by Stephanie Mood (pdf)
People's Co-op Board of Directors' Goals by Stephanie Mood (pdf)

Run for a Seat on the Co-op's Board of Directors!
People's Co-op's Board of Directors (the board) is made up of member-owners like you. There are three seats open to be filled in the upcoming election, which will conclude at the Co-op's Annual Meeting in April, 2016.
Qualifications include an interest in the continued success of People's Co-op, experience working cooperatively in a group, and the willingness and ability to make a regular time commitment. Each director contributes approximately five to ten hours per month for up to a three year term. Most meetings are held on Monday evenings after 5 p.m. A few times a year, directors are required to attend weekend events such as the Co-op's Annual Meeting and the Co-op's Owner Appreciation Birthday Party.
The board makes policy and financial decisions to ensure that People's Co-op remains strong and healthy, and is responsive to the needs of the membership. The board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Co-op's General Manager, who handles the day-to-day operations of the business. Experience on a board, in business or in finance can be helpful, but is not required. Additionally, there are opportunities that may require out of town travel once or twice per year. Travel expenses are funded by the Co-op. Download a Board Candidate Application Form or pick one up at People's. All applications must be submitted in person to the Membership Desk, located on the second floor, no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Need more information? Email Chris Young at or call People's at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber.