Election Results! Thanks for Voting!

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Total Ballots Cast: 1,019: 999 on-line ballots, 21 paper ballots. No ballots were invalid.

Results by Candidate: 

Grace Koch 804 votes Elected to the Board
Denise Glover 720 votes  Elected to the Board
Write ins 0 votes


Section 5.1 – Powers and Duties. Except as to matters reserved to shareholder by law or by these by-laws, the business and affairs of the Co-op shall be directed and controlled in the interests of shareholders by a Board of Directors (sometimes referred to in these by-laws as “the Board”). The powers and duties of the Board shall include, but not be limited to, engaging a general manager and monitoring and evaluating the general manager’s performance, overseeing in the execution of the operations of the Co-op, establishing budgets and fiscal controls, securing good conditions of employment and assuring that the purpose, mission and principles of the Co-op are properly carried out.

Section 5.1a – Fiduciary responsibility. Every board member’s fiduciary responsibility is to all shareholders.

Votes in favor of the proposed wording change: 930. Votes against: 28. Abstentions: 61.

The bylaw is hereby amended.


Bylaw 5.3 – Qualifications Eligibility: To be qualified eligible as a director, a person shall be a shareholder of the Co-op, at least eighteen years of age, and shall not be associated with interests adverse to the Co-op. No person regularly employed by the Co-op shall be qualified eligible to serve as a patron director. Staff shareholders who report directly to the GM are not eligible to serve as directors.

Votes in favor of the proposed wording change: 919.  Votes against: 45. Abstentions: 56.

The bylaw is hereby amended.


Section 6.6 – Action by Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the Board or of any committee may be taken without a meeting if a written consent to the action is signed given by all a majority of all directors or committee members and filed with the minutes of meetings.

Votes in favor of the proposed wording change: 913. Votes against: 47. Abstentions: 59.

The bylaw is hereby amended.


Section 8.1 – Designation. The officers of the Co-op shall consist of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and such other officers or assistant officers as is determined by the Board. The offices of Treasurer and Secretary may be held by the same person. Of the offices, staff directors may hold only the office of Secretary. All officers shall be directors.

Votes in favor of the proposed wording change: 880. Votes against: 51. Abstentions: 88.

            The bylaw is hereby amended.

Thank you to all the shareholders who voted and to our candidates for running! If you are a shareholder interested in running for the Board of Directors in 2020, please ask at Shareholder Services, contact a board member, or email board@brattleborofoodcoop.coop. We are looking forward to a great year ahead!