Meet the Board

The Board of Directors meets each month, typically on the second Monday from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Co-owners are invited to attend our monthly Board meeting. This is a great chance to learn more about the workings of the Co-op and voice any questions, concerns, or compliments you have! Check the calendar for the most up-to-date info on when and where the next Board meeting is happening.

You may also contact the Board directly at [email protected]

 

WHAT DOES THE
BOARD DO?

The Board of Directors is the governing body for the co-owners of the Boise Co-op. It is composed of nine co-owners, elected by co-owners. Terms for directors range from one to three years as needed to ensure no more than three terms are scheduled to expire every year.

The Board is responsible for ensuring organizational performance on behalf of the Boise Co-op’s co-owners. This work includes developing clearly stated expectations through written policies; delegating responsibility for, and authority over, the achievement of stated objectives; and monitoring compliance with written policies.

The Board is a strategic and visionary body with a view toward the future of our cooperative, rather than focusing on the short term. 

Shannon McGuire - Board President

Shannon McGuire has been a member and supporter of Boise Co-op since 2011. She is extremely passionate about shaping the local food system, increasing access to healthy food options, combating childhood obesity, advocating nutrition education, and building a healthier Treasure Valley.  As a past employee of Boise Co-op’s senior management team, Shannon has learned first hand the value of the cooperative business model and fully believes in the power of cooperation. Shannon’s motivation for joining the Board of Directors is to help support and grow Boise Co-op’s position as a community leader in local food system development in the Treasure Valley.


Jay Holmes – Vice President

I've been a Boise resident since 2007 and can't imagine a better place to live and raise my two children with my wife, Amy. I moved to 8th street a little more than a year ago and find myself walking to the Co-op most days of the week. My haul might include some heirloom tomatoes, sweet potatoes, rib-eye steak, an IPA or two and a pack of organic corn tortillas. Somehow, and quite often, I end up with one or two of the vegan peanut butter chocolate bars. They. Are. So. Good!


John Medlin - Treasurer

John, who has been a member of the Co-op since 1975, serves on the Board’s finance committee. He is a CPA specializing in tax preparation and planning — with more than 40 years of experience in public accounting. John also has served as an associate professor at Boise State University for 30 years. His work on the Co-op Board has improved the accuracy and transparency of the organization’s financial reporting.


Alex McNish - Secretary

Alex has been a part of the Treasure Valley community since 1971 and a Co-op co-owner since 1980. She worked in the Co-op’s Customer Service Department from 1996 to 2005, then was elected to the Board in 2007. Alex works for Mountain States Group as a coordinator for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Foster Grandparent Program.


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Chip Cole

Chip and his family have been members of the Co-op since 1981, when they moved to Boise.  He retired from Albertson’s after a 28-year career as an in-house attorney. He specialized in commercial litigation and regulatory compliance, and he learned a lot about how a supermarket operates.  Chip’s previous community work includes service with the American Friends Service Committee and Legal Aid.


Tana Ruud-Urizar

I’ve been a member of the Co-op since 2013, joining when I moved into Boise and the North End. I relate to the community vision of the Co-op, and having been raised by farmers, ranchers, and a father who was president of his city’s community garden, the co-op has a sense of home to me. I’m passionate about being a catalyst for bringing people together for an event, and connecting people to bring benefits and support to those I work with and care about.


Rob Anderson

Robert has lived in Boise since 1977 and has been a member of the Co-op since 1978. Rob is a founding partner in the Boise law firm Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP. He specializes in civil litigation and construction law. He has been a member of the Design Review Board for the City of Boise and is a charter member of the City Club. He also has served on the Board of Directors for Idaho Attorneys Against Hunger and Idaho Partners for Justice.


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Becky (Hardesty) Anderson

Becky has been a Co-op member for 19 years and deeply appreciates it as a unique resource for healthy and balanced living. She is an attorney with 27 years of experience in commercial real estate and business transactions, with a special emphasis on shopping center development and operations. Becky has served locally through the Treasure Valley YMCA; co-founded the “Say Yes to Art” program; fought pesticide and herbicide application in schools and parks; and launched “Tribute to Teens,” an annual event honoring and supporting local teenagers.