Call for Candidates!

learn more!  email our Elections Committee at board@islavistafood.coop

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The role of the Board of Directors is to provide long-term planning and decision-making for the IVFC on behalf of the membership, to provide oversight of your co-op finances and General Manager, and to generate, maintain, and improve the policies that govern our cooperative. 

The Board of Directors does not run the store; we are the representatives of the governing body of the members who own the store.

This year there are 4 opportunities to serve on our 7-person Board.  All active individual members are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors — and every active membership can cast one vote. 
All Directors serve 2 year terms.

IVFC Board of Directors Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings and be available over e-mail for discussion.  Most Directors spend 8-12 hours per month doing Board work: attending meetings, responding to emails, and preparing for meetings and/or working on projects as required.  In appreciation of this service, IVFC Directors are given a 10% discount at the register.

Prospective Directors and any interested members are welcome to attend our regular Board meetings. 
See the co-op website for the next meeting date.

Serving on the IVFC Board of Directors is a rewarding way to give back to your co-op and community — and we have fun!  Qualities, experiences, knowledge, skills, and interests that make a great Director include:

Cooperative Organizations
Business and Financial Planning
Isla Vista Culture and History
Food Justice and Access
Strategic Planning and Visioning

If you are interested in learning more about serving on the IVFC Board of Directors or know of some great members who should run, please contact  Elections Committee Chair Lisa Oglesby: board@islavistafood.coop







ca. 1973 Pardall Road original Co-op location


ca. 1980 at our current Seville Road location