Board of Directors 2018 Candidates

It’s an exciting time at the Co-op and now’s your chance to get more involved.  We are seeking nominations for 5 open seats in the 2018 Board of Directors election, which will take place at the General Membership Meeting on May 20, 2018.

Voting will take place at the Spring General Membership Meeting on May 20, 2018. Absentee voting will take place in store and online May 15-19. One vote per membership.


Jessica Welch

Hello Co-Op Members!  My name is Jessica Welch and I have a great desire to represent the interests of the Co-op and service the will of the membership (You)!  By serving on the Board of Directors, I hope to make a positive impact in our community and am proud to belong to a Cooperative of like-minded people that help make our community a better place to live, work, and play. 

I have been a member of the Co-op for almost 4 years, a member of the Numbers Circle since May 2017, and I have also had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors since August 2017.   I have worked for the Canadian National Railroad for the last 11 years managing clerical employees which oversee all rail crews in the US, as well as working closely with the Federal Railroad Administration on rules and regulations.  I now manage the Service Delivery for all customers in the US and have been an active leader in our Sustainability program since 2011. I feel that my experience in managing multiple operations in the transportation industry would be an asset to the Board. 

If re-elected to the Board of Directors, I will continue to serve the membership by using my best judgement and business management skills to represent you and conduct myself with loyalty, integrity, and willingness to serve.  I look forward to meeting you all at the GMM in May!    

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Danny Werachowski

Hello!  My name is Danny Werachowski and I was elected by the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy in the fall of last year.  While on the Board, I have played active roles in the Beautiful Food, Communications, and We the People management circles, working with staff and members for the continued adherence to the mission of SPAC.  

I am a baker by morning and a farmer by evening, working at an artisan bakery as well as co-owning a cooperative farm in Custer.  I am also an active member of various other community organizations, and a proud resident of the north-side of Stevens Point.

If elected to the Board of Directors, I will work for the membership to establish broader economic accessibility to the coop, continued diversification of membership, and stronger community partnerships in order to guarantee the resilience of our own cooperative and those that help support us.