During the week of June 8th, several Board members attended the virtual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference. Jacqueline Arthur, General Manager of Three Rivers Market, presented in a session titled “Successful Food Co-ops: Thriving in a Post-COVID World.” Other topics covered during the conference were e-commerce, responding to an economic downturn, adaptive governance, and diversity and inclusion.
We were thrilled for our General Manager to share the many effective practices Three Rivers Market has implemented in response to the pandemic with conference attendees representing food co-ops across the country. We also heard from many others who are approaching the global health crisis and racial justice movement in innovative, thoughtful, impactful ways that have strengthened not only their co-ops, but their greater local communities. We look forward to discussing these ideas further at our fall retreat in October.
Caitlin Seidler, Secretary/Treasurer
Three Rivers Market Board of Directors