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Bylaws & Policies

As a member-owner of North Coast Co-op, we invite you to familiarize yourself with how our business is run by reviewing our bylaws, articles of incorporation and board policy manual. The bylaws were last updated following the 2017 election when the membership voted for single person memberships. The updated was to add section 1.09 to the bylaws. 

All member-owners are welcome to attend the Policies and Procedures Committee the third Wednesday of every month at the Arcata Co-op conference room (upstairs). It is at this meeting where suggested changes to our bylaws and other documents are discussed. Visit the Co-op Calendar for upcoming meetings. 



Our bylaws serve as a guide to how our Co-op does business and are routinely reviewed and updated to ensure the Co-op operates in a cooperative manner.

Read our Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation

Our articles of incorporation were developed by our member-owners and contain the basic rules that govern our Co-op.

Read our Articles of Incorporation

Board Policy Manual

The Board Policy Manual defines how our board functions and operates.

Read our Board Policy Manual