Council Hires New GM, Considers Bylaws Changes and Addresses Referendum Petition

Council - Council News

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 16:22

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Eric12MoonCouncil met in The Space for our July 12 meeting to, among other things, select a new General Manager for GreenStar after coming together over the weekend to participate in a working retreat, writing new policies using the Policy Governance model adopted by Council last December (see my Council Retreat Report on page 6). I'm pleased to announce that Council has selected Brandon Kane, GreenStar's Store Manager for the past six years and Interim General Manager for the past year, as our new General Manager. See the article on page 1 for more about Brandon and his vision for GreenStar.

We started off our meeting with the monthly report from Brandon. We heard that a new AC unit has been installed on the West-End store, helping our refrigeration units to operate more efficiently and improving the level of comfort for staff and shoppers during the hot summer days we have been experiencing. We also learned that a small reset is planned to improve services at our Oasis store, that the monthly case lot sales will be conducted on the 10th of the month to coincide with the 10% on the 10th sales days, and that both stores are switching from biodegradable shopping bags to ones that are compostable. Brandon also informed us of an ongoing cooperative relationship he has made with the General Manager at Weaver's Way Co-op in the Philadelphia area. They have been working on many projects similar to ours, such as expansion, establishing an affiliate working toward resolving local food justice issues, changing their governance system to Policy Governance and looking to improve the local distribution network of local farm and food production to consumers.

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2011-2012 Councilmembers

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12th Moon


Committees: Executive Planning (chair),  Membership, Expansion (chair), Bylaws Review (chair), GM Search, CBLD Liason, Policy Drafting


Ethan Winn

Vice President

Committees: Membership (chair), Executive Planning, CBLD Liason, Policy Drafting


Melissa Blake

Committees: Policy Drafting (chair), Governance/Monitoring


Tara Gross

Treasurer, Secretary

Committees: Finance (chair), Executive Planning


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Dan Hoffman

Committee: Governance/Policy Monitoring (chair), Ombudsperson Advisory (chair), Bylaws Review, Executive Planning, Policy Drafting



Kash Iraggi-Wiggins

Committee: Personnel


Mark Lenzenweger

Committee: Membership


Chris Negronida

Committees: Finance, Bylaws Review, Policy Drafting


Jan Rhodes Norman

Committees: Expansion, Governance/Policy Monitoring, GM Search


Jessica Rossi


Committees:  Executive Planning, Personnel (chair), GM Search (chair), CBLD Liason


 Emma Silverman

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Council Seats New Members; Elects Officers; Arranges GM Candidate Interviews

Council - Council News

Friday, 01 July 2011 18:48

By 12th Moon,

Council President

11-5-12thMoon-72dpiCouncil held its June meeting in The Space @ GreenStar on June 14. We said goodbye and thank you to outgoing Council members Lauryn Beltz-Member and Neil Oolie as we welcomed the last three of our newly-elected Council members, Emma Silverman, Melissa Blake and Chris Negronida, with Tara Gross having been seated at our May meeting.

Brandon Kane, Interim General Manager (IGM), reported on the improvements made to the Produce and Bulk bagging area, installation of the new air conditioning unit on the roof of the West-End store, and progress toward installing an energy-efficient "in-line" hot water heater for the Deli. We were reminded that GreenStar will be showing the documentary "Bag It" at The Space during the summer months. Along with a favorable financial report for both locations, Brandon reported on the finances relating to our annex building at 700 West Buffalo St., showing that we are currently saving well over $850 a month compared to before the purchase, and we are realizing many uses previously unavailable to us.

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Council Reviews Additional Bylaws Changes

Council - Special News

Friday, 01 July 2011 18:46

By Michael Hoysic,

Bylaws Review Committee

The Bylaws Review Committee (BRC) presented our first batch of proposed additional bylaws changes to Council at its June meeting for discussion. Those items are outlined in this article. The BRC will continue looking at the bylaws for additional recommendations and will present those at the July Council meeting for feedback. Our goal is to have all of the Committee's proposed changes voted on at the August Council meeting and then presented to the members for a vote in October 2011.

The bylaws items presented at the June meeting included (words in quotes are the actual bylaws language under discussion):

Read more: Council Reviews Additional Bylaws Changes

Council News - May 2011

Council - Council News

Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Council Sends Anti-Fracking Letter;
 Selects CCMA Attendees

By 12th Moon,
Council President

Eric12Moon(72dpi)On Tuesday, April 12, Council conducted its monthly meeting at The Space @ GreenStar with nine of our thirteen members present. We took a few minutes to honor the passing of a local, and regional, food hero, Gary Redmond. Our thoughts and good wishes go out to his family and the whole Regional Access crew; we will miss his warmth, humor and concern for our local food systems. Thank you, Gary, for being you.

Read more: Council News - May 2011


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