Board of Directors

The Isla Vista Food Co-op is currently run by a 7-seat Board of Directors elected by our owners (YOU!) annually in February.  Each Board Member is elected for a 2 year term, and there is currently no limit on how many terms a director can run for.

The primary responsibility of the Co-op's Board is to to provide overall strategic direction and ensure the long-term security and viability of the Co-op.   The Board is voted for by the Co-op's ownership and represents the collective voice of the active owner body.

The Board develops the policies that govern the work of the Directors as well holds fiduciary responsibility for the long-term health of the Co-op.  The Board hires the General Manager, who oversees all operations of the Co-op.  

The Board is not involved in daily Co-op operations, but instead uses it's policies to ensure that the General Manager is operating in conjunction with the larger goals set by the Board.

Co-op Owners can choose to be involved in the governance of the Co-op in several ways. Aside from voting in our annual election, Co-op owners may also attend Board of Directors meetings, sit on Board committees or run for the Board!

 Any questions or communications can be sent directly to our board president Lisa at board@islavistafood.coop!


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Our 48-year old Isla Vista Food Co-op is entering into Board Election season! 
The role of the Co-op's Board is to provide long-term planning and strategic decision making, and help guide the larger-vision for the Co-op.
Please see the attached Call for Candidates for more information. We're so excited to have an opportunity for more people to join our inspiring and exciting organization. No prior Board experience is required, we teach everything!
Email board@islavistafood.coop if you'd like more information.

Click here for a complete Candidate Application Packet!


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Co-op Annual Reports:

Co-op Annual Financial Statements:

Fiscal Year Ending 2011

Past Board Meeting Minutes:


Fiscal Year Ending 2014:

July 

Fiscal Year Ending 2013:

July