1235 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL •  850.942.2557


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It's Election Season At The Co-op!

A food co-operative doesn’t grow its business simply with good management, knowledgeable staff, and a skilled and caring board of directors. Growth is complicated by the competitive landscape which now includes more publicly traded, well leveraged grocery businesses as well as on-line shopping options. Our board needs to be prepared to deliberate financial, legal, and strategic planning options so that we can assure that a small food co-op can stay on even footing with the giant chains and other competitive forces. Strong board leadership is key to this.

We are currently recruiting good board members for New Leaf Market from within the membership. New Leaf needs the expertise, knowledge, and commitment from our owners. The board will be filling 3 open seats this fall. The opportunity to declare candidacy runs until September 7, 2018. In order to be promoted online and in the store during the voting period, a candidate statement and photo must be submitted by October 1, 2018.

More Information about serving on the board, including our Nominations Booklet, can be found at www.newleafmarket.coop, clicking on “Owner info”, and then “Board of Directors/ Board of Director Nominations”. Also, you can contact Dennis Smith @ (850) 294-3026 or Dave Watson @ (850) 545-7698, or email us at elections@board.newleafmarket.coop.

Of equal importance is the casting of an educated vote. Beginning this year, either the primary or associate member-owner can cast one vote per family or household. The board will assume that, if the primary owner does not vote, and the associate owner does, the associate is the delegate for the ownership’s vote. The primary owner, or the associate owner, may cast their vote in one of three ways:
At the annual meeting on October 6th that begins the voting period,
In person at New Leaf Market through October 19th, the last day of the voting period, or
By mail, if postmarked no later than October 19th, to the following address: 

          BOD Election Committee
          New Leaf Market Co-op
          1235 Apalachee Parkway
          Tallahassee, Fl. 32301-4543

Please also read the President’s message on the changes in the process of casting your ballot and the ability of an associate member to vote in place of the primary owner. New Leaf Market is counting on you.


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