Council Meetings & Resources

2020 Hunger Mountain Co-op Council

Council Meetings & Resources
Democracy at work

The Co-op council generally meets once a month in our community room and meetings are open to all member-owners. Typically, council meetings are the first Monday of the month, starting at 5:30 pm, with a community dinner beginning at 5:00 (July's meeting is often held at the end of June. There is no meeting in early August, but the September meeting is often held at the end of August). The council also hosts an annual membership meeting, generally in early November, to share information about the Co-op and hear from member-owners.

The agenda for the next meeting, including date, time, and place, is posted below as soon as it's available and posted on the Council Information Bulletin Board in the exit way of the Co-op. Upcoming meeting dates for the rest of 2020 are October 5, November 2, and December 7.

You are encouraged to share your ideas, comments and concerns with council members. A current list of council members and their contact information can be found here.

This year's Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, November 12. Stay tuned for more details and RSVP information.

Agenda and Resources

October 5 Council Meeting Agenda
View our council meeting guest policy
View Hunger Mountain Co-op bylaws

2019 Impact Report

View the 2019 Impact Report.

Minutes and Audio Recordings

The Council posts meeting minutes online and in the Co-op once they have been approved, generally at the following Council meeting.
Unapproved minutes are available upon request two weeks after a meeting.
In addition to the meeting minutes, you can now listen to audio recordings from our council meetings. Just click the link below.

2020 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings









2019 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

Looking for older minutes and audio recordings? Check the Archive

Additional Resources

Governance Policies

The Co-op Council governs by a system of policy setting and monitoring called Policy Governance. The Ends Policies state the Co-op’s purpose and define what we must achieve in order to be successful; the top-level Ends Policy also serves as our Mission Statement. The Council monitors the Co-op’s performance against its policies through a series of reports prepared by the General Manager according to an annual calendar.

Complete Hunger Mountain Co-op Governing Policies

Current Hunger Mountain Co-op Ends Report


Hunger Mountain Co-op's bylaws are our rules for how we are organized as a cooperative.  The bylaws must conform to the State of Vermont’s Statutes governing cooperatives. They include our agreements on meetings, voting, elections and more. Changes to the bylaws can only be made by a majority of member-owners attending a duly-warned meeting.

Other Resources

•  Our Articles of Incorporation serve as our charter establishing the Co-op as a corporation with the state of Vermont.

•  Established by the International Cooperative Alliance, the Cooperative Principles provide guidance for all cooperatives to put their values into practice.