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Board Committees

North Coast Co-op's Board of Directors operates five standing committees that contribute to the organization and operations in an advisory capacity. Member-owners are always encouraged to attend committee meetings as well as join committees. Visit our Meeting Agendas and Minutes and the Co-op Calendar for up-to-date information. All committees can be reached by email at board@northcoast.coop.


Earth Action Committee
Discusses environmental and sustainability issues and recommendations are made to the board.  

  • Committee Chair: Board Secretary Leah Stamper.
  • Meetings: Every second Wednesday of the month at the Ten Pen Building Mezzanine (793 K Street in Arcata). Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. 

Finance Committee
Reviews and analyzes all financial information to be presented to the board and considers financial motions that ultimately must be approved by the board.  

  • Committee Chair: Board Treasurer James Kloor.
  • Staff Liaison: Co-op Finance Controller 
  • Meetings: Meets quarterly at the Ten Pen Building Mezzanine (793 K Street in Arcata). Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. 

Member Action Committee
Acts as an advisory committee to the board, providing an organized structure for members to come together, to communicate their ideas and concerns, and to influence North Coast Co-op policy and practice.

  • Staff Liaison: Co-op Membership Coordinator
  • Meetings: Meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Ten Pen Building Mezzanine (793 K Street in Arcata). Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. 

Nominating Committee
Recruits and nominates candidates for the board and its committees. Supervises elections and the training/development of leadership in board directors and committee members. Meets as often as deemed necessary for its functions.                    

  • Committee Chair: Nominating Committee Chair Mary Ella Anderson.   
  • Meetings: Meetings are held at the Ten Pen Building Mezzanine (793 K Street in Arcata). Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates. 

Policies & Procedures Committee
Acts as an advisory committee to the board, taking on issues delegated by the board as well as reviewing all governing documents and policies of North Coast Co-op including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Board Policy Manual

  • Committee Chair: Board Secretary Leah Stamper
  • Staff Liaison: Co-op Membership Coordinator 
  • Meetings: Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Conference Room // 793 K Street in Arcata.

Big Ideas Gathering
The Big Ideas Gathering (BIG) is an informal meeting to reflect on how well the Co-op is living up to the co-operative principles and values, and to our commitment to the "triple bottom line" of social, environmental and financial well-being. The BIG is also an opportunity to discuss any "big ideas" for the Co-op which might not get due consideration through normal board and management processes. (Note: The BIG is not a committee, but rather a potentially recurring event for the board and interested member-owners.) Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings are held at the Ten Pin Building Mezzanine // 793 K Street in Arcata
(Meets as needed.)