Your Board

Meet the folks who govern the co-op on your behalf.

Board meetings are generally held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Meetings are currently held virtually or at the Aurora Senior Center, depending on the season.

Owners are welcome to attend regularly scheduled board meetings! If you are interested in attending, please contact [email protected] in advance of the meeting for information.

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Meet theBoard

Susan Benz Your Board

Susan Benz

President | 2026

Gary Giovino Your Board

Gary Giovino

Vice President | 2025

Lesley Marcus Carlson Your Board

Lesley Carlson

Board Treasurer | 2026

Laurie Mahoney Your Board

Laurie Mahoney

Board Member | 2027

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Jeanne Viger

Board Member | 2027

N. Wayman Oct 2023 Your Board

Nat Wayman

Board Member | 2025

Luke Wochensky Your Board

Luke Wochensky

Board Member | 2026

Board FAQs

How does the Board work?

Your Board of Directors steers the path of EACM toward the future. The board is made up of seven owners just like you, chosen by annual election. This is where the true power of co-op ownership comes into play. Unlike corporations, co-op board elections are democratically run—owners all have an equal vote. Board members serve staggered 3-year terms.

Why does the Board exist?

Board members represent owners to ensure that their needs are met and support the General Manager to maintain the vision and ends of the co-op.

What does the Board do?

CREATES CO-OP POLICIES The board’s primary role is to oversee the direction of the co-op through EACM’s general manager and oversight board policies. EACM employees, as directed by the GM, manage day-to-day operations like product selection, ordering, stocking, cooking, marketing, customer service, and administrative duties.

ENVISIONS & EVALUATES The board conducts its ongoing work at monthly board meetings. At these meetings the board monitors policy compliance, reviews the co-op’s finances, plans activities to engage owners, discusses the future and evaluates their work.

See for yourself! The best way to understand what the board does at the co-op is to attend a board meeting and see for yourself.

Interested in joining the board?

To learn more about board service and upcoming board elections, send us an email at [email protected].

Board News & Updates

Spring 2024 — Board Newsletter

Greetings Fellow Owners! Raise your hand if you have ever felt too busy, too exhausted or just plain too indecisive to come up with a meal for you or your family. My hand is raised unapologetically. In fact, if you’re like me, the question is when is your hand not...

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Summer 2023 — Board Newsletter

Throughout these hectic days of back to school, I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am to be a part of something I own. That is because the co-op is something so vastly different than any material possession. Our store is a living, breathing entity that is beginning to take shape and become more than just a place to get your sustenance.

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Winter 2023 — Board Newsletter

Being an owner is so much more than the monetary amount given, it is the opportunity to continuously support your community through a small business with you at its heart. By shopping at the store, sharing what you love, and discussing becoming an owner with friends, family, and co-workers you are breathing life into this amazing place.

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