Board Governance & Strategic Planning

  Five-Year Strategic Plan (2019 - 2024)

Kristine Carlson, Secretary 

Our June 2021 Co-op Membership Meeting at Swan Lake Kitchen

Board of Directors
As of January 27, 2024, YOUR Membership elected Co-Op Board of Directors includes:

  • Cindy Bracken, Director - term ends 2025
  • Kristine Carlson, Secretary - term ends 2025
  • Brook Swafford, Treasurer - term ends 2026
  • Paivi Morse, President - term ends 2026
  • Karrie Stevens, Vice President - term ends 2026

Scroll WAY down toward the bottom of this page for photos!

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2024 Board Meeting Dates

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Meetings occur on the 4th Wednesday of most months at 5 pm at the Co-op in The Meet Locker

***Note, the April 6 board meeting will occur on a Saturday, in The Meet Locker, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

  • Planned Meeting Dates:  January 24, April 6, May 22, September 25, and October 23

  • Board Meetings will not be held:   February, March, June, July, August, November, and December
  • April 6, 2024:  Annual Board & Manager workshop to occur before the April 6 board meeting.

Brook Swafford, Treasurer


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Cindy Bracken, Board Member

Photos from our February 2023 Membership Meeting & Kettle Crust Bakery Catered Dinner

Volunteer Info​
We strongly encourage members to get involved by volunteering 8 hours a month or more, although it is not required. Volunteers working at least 8 hours per month receive a 10% discount on most purchases.

Active Volunteers
Nancy McCambridge - Packaging, Clerk
Dave Robinson - Taxes (State & Federal)

Keith Bell - IT

Sarah Sundstrom - Produce, shelf stocking

Patrice Beckwith - Specialty orders, shelf stocking, clerk

Karrie Stevens - clerk, webmaster, newsletter 

Plus, your entire all volunteer Board of Directors 


Co-op Photo Gallery

​Welcome to a VIEW of our PAST

Paivi Morse, President

Karrie Stevens, Vice President

More Information Below

Scroll down this page for information on Board Elections, Board Candidates & Bio-s, Policies, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, and Strategic and Annual Implementation Plans

Current Board of Directors

Board Candidate Election Information

2024 - 2025 Board Election Cycle

Nominations:  TBD December 2024 & January 2025

Candidate Statements Due:  

Election Period:  

Votes Counted:  

New Board Members Seated:  At the Annual Membership Meeting on a date in January or February 2025

Considering running for a board position?  If so, inform and educate yourself.  Explore this website for more information on What is a Co-op?, Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policies, and past Board Meeting Minutes.

Plus, review the following documents for more information about Board service and how the Co-op Board operates.

Rusty and Gene holding our new Storefront sign

​Sign custom designed by Colville Sign of Colville, WA

Posters from Membership Meetings

Board Meeting Minutes

2015  2016

2017  2018

2019  2020

2021  2022

2023  2024

Membership Info

(one member, one vote)
Membership is not Required to Shop at the Co-op!

For just $25 per individual 18 and older, you can become a Lifetime Member (Level 1) of the Co-Op.  During your first year of lifetime membership, you will receive Level 2 membership benefits. 

SUPPORTING Members (Level 2) are the LIFE blood of the Co-op.  They support the Co-op by annually paying an additional $10 Capital Investment Fund (CIF) fee.  Supporting members are rewarded with in store member sale prices.

Click here to download a copy of our "CIF fee" flyer.

Memberships can be purchased at the Co-op.  Purchase of a Lifetime Membership is required; purchase of a Supporting Membership is optional.​

Click here to download a copy of our "Membership Benefits" flyer.

What is a Co-op?

The Identity of a co-op is defined as "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise."

Co-op Values are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.  In the tradition of their founders, co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Co-op's put their Values into practice through the guidelines of the Seven Cooperative Principles.

Ferry County Co-op's Guiding Documents

Like Co-op's world wide, our Co-op is guided by our Articles of Incorporation (Washington State), our membership approved bylaws, International Cooperative Alliance Identity & Values, and by the 7 Cooperative Principles.

Click here to download a copy of our "What is a CO-OP?" flyer.