2019 Annual Meeting and Voting

People at Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting marks the culmination of the democratic process by which our member-owners elect their representatives, the Co-op’s Council. It’s an opportunity for members to hear news and updates about Hunger Mountain Co-op, participate in group discussions where their questions about the Co-op can be answered, enjoy a meal provided by the Co-op, win raffle prizes, and mingle with their fellow member-owners and the Co-op’s staff. 

Hunger Mountain Co-op members are invited to attend and cast their vote at Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm, in the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center at 39 Main Street.

Members may vote for their 2020 council representatives leading up to Annual Meeting in-store near the customer service desk or online. A voting station will also be available during the Annual Meeting. This year, there are five candidates for five open seats, but it’s still important to vote. The top vote-getters will receive the longest terms. Voting will close at 8 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7, and your elected council members will be announced on Friday, Nov. 8.

2019 Annual Meeting Agenda

4:30 pm: Doors open
5–6 pm: Community dinner catered by Hunger Mountain Co-op
6:00 pm: Welcome, agenda review & approval of 2018 minutes. 2018 Annual Meeting minutes can be found here. Copies will also be available at the Annual Meeting.
6:10 pm: Recognition of Co-op staff
6:20 pm: Local Foods Panel, featuring Emily von Trapp of von Trapp Flowers, Christine Lazor of Butterworks Farm, and Claire Georges of Butterfly Bakery of Vermont.
7:05 pm: Announcement of Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund grants recipients
7:15 pm: Reports from council and general manager, community comments, and Q&A session
7:45 pm: Announcement of Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Award winner
7:55 pm: Closing and selection of raffle winners. Must be present to win.

Dinner, provided by our prepared foods department, will feature a variety of Mediterranean-style selections, including items for alternative diets. Attendees will also receive a ticket good for one alcoholic beverage, one ticket per person.

Can’t attend the Annual Meeting? Get the direct live-steam link here. You will have the opportunity, during the live stream, to submit questions that will be asked during the Q&A session.