One job of the Board of Directors that is the Board’s alone is to hire the Co-op’s General Manager. It is a function that most Boards don’t have to deal with very often but, when the opportunity comes around, it is an important responsibility. Finding the right General Manager is a decision that affects the Co-op, employees, members, and all those we do business with. Because this important choice affects so much, the Board does not operate in isolation when looking for a new General Manager.
With Terry Appleby’s upcoming retirement, the Board Succession Committee has set up a series of ‘listening sessions’ to hear what kinds of characteristics our members are looking for in a new General Manager.
Sessions for members will be held January 30, 3-4:30 pm, at the Culinary Learning Center at our Lebanon Co-op, Route 120, Centerra Marketplace, and on February 11, from 6 – 7:30 pm, at the same location. Light refreshments will be served.
Share your views with the board’s search committee during one of the listening sessions listed above or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you.
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