Council Meetings & Resources

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The Co-op council generally meets once a month in our Co-op community room and the meetings are open to all member-owners. The agenda for the next meeting including date, time, and place are posted below and on the Council Information Bulletin Board in the exit way of the Co-op.  The council also hosts an annual membership meeting, generally in early November, to share information about the co-op and hear from member-owners. 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.


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. 

 TitleDescriptionModified DateSize 
2017.02.06 Council Minutes2017.02.06 Minutes3/7/2017146.64 KBDownload
2017.01.02 Council Minutes2017.01.02 Minutes2/7/2017138.55 KBDownload
2016.12.05 Minutes2016.12.051/3/2017129.69 KBDownload
2016.11.07 Council Minutes2016.11.07 Council Minutes12/6/2016158.35 KBDownload
Unapproved 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes2016.11.0311/16/2016167.57 KBDownload
2016.10.03 Council Minutes2016.10.03 Minutes11/8/2016153.73 KBDownload
2016.08.29 Council Minutes2016.08.29 10/4/2016111.18 KBDownload
2016.06.27 Council Minutes2016.06.278/30/2016407.08 KBDownload
2016.06.06 Council Minutes2016.06.068/30/2016341.26 KBDownload
2016.05.10 Council Minutes2016.05.10 8/30/2016145.47 KBDownload
2016.05.02 Council Minutes2016.05.02 8/30/2016245.99 KBDownload
2016.04.04 Council Minutes2016.04.048/30/2016171.08 KBDownload
2016.03.07 Council Minutes2016.03.078/30/2016151.77 KBDownload
2016.02.01 Council Minutes2016.02.01 Minutes8/30/2016163.41 KBDownload
2016.01.04 Council Minutes2016.01.048/30/2016330.41 KBDownload

Audio Recordings 

In addition to the meeting minutes, you can now listen to audio recordings from our council meetings. Just click the date below.




2017.06.26 part one

2017.06.26 part two

2017.06.05 part one

2017.06.05 part two

2017.05.06 part one

2017.05.06 part two

2017.03.06 part one

2017.03.06 part two

2017.02.06 part one

2017.02.06 part two

2017.01.02 part one

2017.01.02 part two






2016.12.05 part one

2016.12.05 part two

2016.11.07 part one

2016.11.07 part two

2016.11.07 part three

2016.10.03 part one

2016.10.03 part two

2016.08.29 part one

2016.08.29 part two 



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.

Hunger Mountain Co-op Ends Policies

Complete Hunger Mountain Co-op Governing Policies

Current Hunger Mountain Co-op Ends Report

Cooperative Grocer Article on Policy Governance


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.



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