Council Meetings & Resources

2020 Hunger Mountain Co-op Council

Council Meetings & Resources
Democracy at work

The Co-op council generally meets once a month on the first Monday at 5:30pm Meetings are open to all member-owners. There is no meeting in July or early August, and the September meeting is often held at the end of August. The council also hosts an annual membership meeting 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 and in the exit way of the Co-op as soon as it's available. Meeting dates for 2021 are January 4, February 1, March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7, June 28, August 23, October 4, November 1 and December 6.  

Last year's Annual Membership Meeting was held virtually on Thursday, November 12 and can be viewed here

Apply. Nominate. Run.

This year, our 2021 Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 4, and it's that time of year when Co-op members have the opportunity to get involved by applying for a community grant, nominating someone for our community award, and running for a seat on our Co-op Council. All applications are due by Tuesday, Sept. 7.

We are now accepting applications for our community grant program, the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund (HMCCF). The HMCCF provides financial support to businesses, organizations, and initiatives aligned with our mission.

Apply for a community grant here.

Would you like to recognize someone who has made contributions to our cooperative community? Nominate them for our Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Award, presented each year to a Co-op member, customer, vendor, employee, council member, or community member for special contributions to our cooperative community and the advancement of our mission and Ends Policies.

Nominate someone here.

Council service is critical to our success, and we will have several open seats in this year’s election. Learn more about our Co-op Council by reading our Council Candidate Info Guide.

Run for the council here.

Agenda and Resources

June 28 Council Meeting Agenda and packet
View our council meeting guest policy
View Hunger Mountain Co-op bylaws

2020 Impact Report

View the 2020 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.

2021 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings













2020 Meetings
Minutes and Audio Recordings

Looking for older minutes and audio recordings? Check the Archive

Council Bylaw Committee

The Bylaw Committee will meet on August 5 at 5:00pm. Agenda

Last February the Council accepted the committee’s recommendations for proposed revisions to the Co-op’s Bylaws. The Council is considering options for conducting a member vote given the public health threat of COVID-19.

Hunger Mountain Co-op's Bylaws

Proposed Bylaw Revisions Draft

Bylaw Committee Notes 10/9/2018
Bylaw Committee Notes 11/7/2018
Bylaw Committee Notes 12/11/18
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/8/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/22/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 2/26/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/12/19
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/26/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/9/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/23/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/14/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/28/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/11/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/25/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/9/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/23/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 9/10/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 9/24/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 10/15/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 11/12/2019
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/22/2020
Bylaw Forum Notes, compiled
Bylaw Committee Notes 2/12/2020
2020-02-25 Special Bylaw Meeting Audio
2020-02-25 Special Bylaw Meeting Notes
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/1/2020
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/9/2020
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/15/2020
Bylaw Committee Notes 12/8/2020
Bylaw Committee Notes 1/21/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 2/11/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 2/25/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/11/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 3/25/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/8/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/22/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 4/29/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/4/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/13/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 5/27/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/10/2021
Bylaw Committee Notes 6/24/21
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/14/21
Bylaw Committee Notes 7/22/21

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.