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Meet The Board

Your Board of Directors has an essential role in supporting the growth of Main Market Coop!

They act as the voice of the membership and serve as the governing body of the Coop, not running daily operations but setting policy and vision for how the store meets our members' needs now and in the future. Your board members welcome your feedback and thoughts. They can be reached by email at [email protected]


The Main Market Board has a maximum of seven seats. Each Director is elected to a 3-year term.

Martee Snyder

Elected Director

2021-2024

Presid​ent

Laura Viherlahti

Elected Director

2021-2022

Vice President

Marc Gauthier

Appointed Director

2020-2023

Elected Director 2018

Roisin Lally

Appointed Director

2020-2023

Secretary

Dana Oxford

Appointed Director

2019-2022

Treasurer

Mark Odegard

Elected Director

2021-2024


Lauren Schubring

Elected Director

2021-2024


2021 Board Election results

We are pleased to announce our new directors

Mark Odegard

Mark is an operational excellence obsessive with a black belt in Lean Six Sigma. He specializes in helping companies connect their values with their business strategy, align operations to meet objectives, and create processes and structures that promote long-term sustainability. Over a 24-year career working in both small business and global corporate environments, Mark has developed the passionate belief that profit is not possible without people, planet and common purpose — and businesses do better when they attend to all four. That's why B Corp beer just tastes better, because you know the people who made it are living their values.

Lauren Shubring


Lauren Schubring is originally from Michigan, but has gladly made Spokane her chosen home. She lives here with her husband and their dog, affectionately named Spokane. She always wants to find ways for the local community to have more opportunities to connect, and she views the Main Market Co-op as one of those important places for community to gather or just run into each other and have a chance to chat or share a meal.

Lauren is a recent graduate from Eastern Washington University with a Dual Masters Degree in Public Administration and Urban & Regional Planning. Over the past four years, Lauren has worked at The Arc of Spokane overseeing their Community Inclusion and Supported Employment Programs. From 2018-2020, she was the Chair of the Logan Neighborhood Council and sees so much importance in starting to create change on your own block. She now works for Faith Action Network as their Regional Organizer for Eastern Washington and will soon be starting with the City of Spokane Parks Department to help update their Parks & Open Space Master Plan. One project that Lauren got started right before COVID hit was called Spokane SOUP, which is a micro-granting, community dinner empowering ideas in our city. She is excited to continue to make that happen as soon as we can gather in person again.

Lauren is continually trying to find ways to live a more sustainable life, and is thankful that the Main Market Co-op helps her and others to do that. From choosing to fill our bodies with good, local ingredients to buying products that reduce our use of plastic, Lauren believes it's really important to "vote with your dollars" and be intentional with what we're purchasing and supporting.

Call for 2018 Board Candidates!

Serving on the Board of Directors is an opportunity to engage more deeply with the financial and development pieces of running a cooperatively owned business. As a Director, you represent the Member/Owners and work closely with fellow Directors and the General Manager. An elected term is 3-years long and Directors meet monthly for two hours, more or less depending on the agenda. The Board may also form committees to take on specific work or projects in their purview. The minimum commitment is to attend the monthly meetings, to be prepared for the meetings by reading all of the materials provided ahead of time, to be engaged, and inspired to help grow our vibrant and diverse community! You will receive training and support throughout your term so passion is just as valuable as experience; no experience necessary. However, you do need to be a Member/Owner in good standing!


Are you feeling the call? Find the application here!

Application deadline is March 2, 2018. Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by the Board Nominating Committee with further steps

Curious and want to know more? Email Micki at [email protected]

Bylaws

Legal bylaws of our cooperative

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Policy Governance

This is the governing document of the Coop. It outlines the roles of the Board of Directors and General Manager. Both parties create monthly reports showing compliance or plan to come within compliance to ensure there is accountability for running our owners' business well.ext to start editing. This block is a great way to highlight key services of your business.

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