151 East Main Street
in Downtown Kent
Committed to Corporate Democracy
Nine-Member Board of Trustees
Open to all shoppers, all members
Respecting International Co-op Principles
KNFC is a democratic cooperative, aligned with the International Co-op Principles.
We operate with annual meetings of the General Membership, where we
elect co-op members to a nine-member Board of Trustees, and determine
bylaws for the corporation.
Trustees select corporate officers from its membership: President,
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President is responsible
for chairing Board meetings, the Secretary for recording meeting
minutes and the Treasurer for reporting on store finances. Board
members are also required to volunteer in the store on a regular basis.
The Trustees appoint a
Personnel committee made up of one staff member and two community
members to assess and recommend employee policy. Other committees
include Finance, Outreach, and Facilities. E-mail us to join our
Google Group mailing list.
Our Bylaws were developed during cooperative meetings in the early '90's, and have been revised several times by the General Membership. Download the Bylaws of the Corporation.