As the board looks ahead to the coming year, it has established two key priorities of board service.
1. Continue its work on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI) with specific goals, strategies, actions, and metrics.
2. Deepen Twin Cities Co-op Partner’s connections with community stakeholders, partners and leaders as we further strengthen our local food system.
Above all, the board supports TCCP management in maintaining a safe place to work and shop during the pandemic through safety protocols and maintaining access to nutritious, high-quality food. In these uncertain times, we see daily from our staff, customers, farmers and vendors that we are truly stronger together.
NEW BOARD leadership ROLES
The following board members were elected by the board to fill the officer positions for the 2021 year.
Sarita Parikh, President
Me’lea Connely, Vice President
Lisa Fittipaldi, Treasurer
Steve Share, Secretary
MEET YOUR elected BOARD MEMBERS:
Tom Pierson (incumbent), Sophia Nelson and Leah Korger.
Thank You Emily and Alex!
Alex Slichter, Board President Emeritus, and Emily Paul, Vice President, have completed their board terms. Both served on the Linden HiIls Co-op board prior to the 2017 consolidation and saw the co-op through its transition into Twin Cities Co-op Partners. Thank you for your years of service.
“What a delight it has been to serve on the TCCP Board of Directors. I often say ‘I came for the food and stayed for the co-op’ and I stick by that statement. It was a joy to learn the cooperative principles and see not only a group of devoted community members who care about how their food was sourced or grown and who grew it, but also to see how a food retailer can really be rooted in community and create food systems change. I have no doubt that the next board of directors will make great food available to even more people.”
– Emily Paul, former Vice President
“I am so wonderfully grateful for the last seven years I have served with TCCP and the privilege it has been to have the support of the owners and other directors as we have seen the organization grow. My time spent here has been both a personal and professional point of joy in my life. The organization has endured through good times and challenges while remaining committed to building community through our local food system. I will treasure my time and relationships from my service on the board.”
– Alex Slichter, TCCP Board President Emeritus