Meeting Minutes Archive

PFC is a consumer cooperative; this means we are owned by our customers. Our owners fill a nine-seat board of directors from among their ranks

Board Meeting Agenda

Interested in visiting our board meeting? Check out the agenda here. Depending on holidays, our meetings are on the first Monday of the month from 7-9pm at PFC (507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo). 

The role of the Board is to establish a vision for the future of the Co-op and govern the cooperative towards these ends. At People's, our Board governs via our By-Laws and our Policies. the Board also provides fiduciary and management oversight.

Our Ends Policy guides the organization in the decisions we make - from the products on the shelves to engagement in our community. 

The general manager regularly reports on PFC's progress toward achieving our Ends. See Ends report here

PFC Ends Statement

PFC of Kalamazoo exists to create access for all to food that is healthy for people, land and the economy. 

People – Because of PFC:
We are a thriving antiracist/anti-oppressive cooperative village.
We are a food sovereign community. 

Land – Because of PFC:
There is a healthier ecological system. 

Economy – Because of PFC:
Cooperative business exists in our community.
Local jobs exist in our community.
Local money stays in our local economy.


Board Members

Our Board is made up of the following volunteer directors (the date after the name denotes the end of the term for that director):

  You can also find past board meeting summaries and meeting minutes in the archive sidebar above. 



November 2018

November Meeting Minutes

The BOD retreat will be taking place in November. Topics on our agenda will include living into our goal of becoming an antiracist organization, and continued relevance in a changing economy; including work on mission/vision/ends. We talked about the Anti-Racism Transformation Team’s (ARTT) goals around the Change for Change program and how organizations are chosen. The financial health of PFC was discussed as well as ways to turn around declining sales. Members of the BOD attended a food justice workshop held in Kalamazoo about the sovereignty, security and safety of our food supply, and how to disrupt racism in the food system. A new BOD member will be joining shortly, and there is an additional resigned seat to fill.