Marketplace Board Elections (2017)

2017 Board of Directors Candidate Information & Application Packet

Greetings to our loyal owners!

The Chatham Marketplace Board of Directors is recruiting candidates for our Board elections in May 2017.  We need your help to make this the best possible Chatham Marketplace Board of Directors!  Please consider running for the Board, or recruit friends or neighbors who are CM owners and who you think would be a strong assett to the Board.  Details are available in the store.  You may also contact any Board member with questions.boardbox

We really need some of our loyal owners to step up and serve on the Board. We have a great General Manager (GM) and a dedicated and hard working staff. Our Co-op is growing and improving.  The next few years will be an exciting and challenging time to serve on the Board as our local area grows and changes.

The Board plays an important role in the continued success of Chatham Marketplace (CM). We represent all 1860 active owners as we develop the vision for the Co-op’s future and assure its long-term viability. We do not exercise direct control of daily operations; that is the responsibility of the GM. The Board operates under a system called “Policy Governance.” The Board creates policies that require our GM to avoid specific situations and results that would be detrimental to the Co-op. As long as the GM is compliant with these restrictions, s/he has the freedom to use his skills, knowledge and creativity to attain operational success. The GM reports to the Board on policies and his/her actions on a monthly basis.

Chatham Marketplace has fostered a sense of community in our area. Help us to continue and increase this END by becoming a member of your Board. An owner may attend a Board meeting at any time. Contact any Board member for meeting details. Generally, meeting time is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM in Jenny McLaurin’s jewelry shop in Chatham Mills.

We have a loyal and supportive ownership. You can help develop future visions for our Co-op by working with the GM and owners as a Board member.

The Board wants CM to continue to fulfill our ENDS by supplying healthy, quality food, being a community hub, and supporting the local economy. We are unique in having these goals and we need to emphasize them in the future, even as competition increases. You can help the Co-op continue to achieve these ENDS by considering a term on the Board.

Details about Board policies, meetings, and information on candidate filing will be available in the store.  Look for a table in the store and check our (CM) website. Information can also be sent to you via email by contacting David Misenheimer at

Thank you for your interest!

Chatham Marketplace Board of Directors


Sarah D’Amato
Tom Morris
Jenny McLaurin
Debra Cameron
David Misenheimer
Sasha Konkel
Craig Kolman