From Your Board: November 2018

Please join us in welcoming new board directors Yusuf Hermes (2018-2021), Kathleen Moreno (2018-2021), and Evelyne Tardy (2018-2019) to Common Ground's Board of Directors. Returning board director Charles Delman was also elected to a new three-year term (2018-2021). Other returning board directors are Karen Carney, Magdalena Casper-Shipp, Margaret Johnstone, Marissa Stewart, and Julie Zilles. The newest board directors met October 1 for their Board of Directors Orientation and participated in their first Board meeting on Monday, October 8.

Yusuf Hermes is a former Common Ground employee who now works at the IDEA Store. He is particularly interested in advancing End #1, "The co-op is the center of a vibrant, inclusive community," and wants to see the Co-Op "be and feel more welcoming to people from all walks of life."

Kathleen Moreno is a retired university auditor with a strong commitment to local food, having worked with Triple S Meats and Pekara Bakery at the Urbana Market at the Square for the past decade. She is interested in using her auditing background to benefit the co-op and help ensure its continued prosperity.  

Evelyne Tardy is an art teacher at Cunningham Children's Home, and is also a certified raw vegan chef who has taught several cooking classes in Common Ground's Flatlander Classroom. She describes herself as "community oriented" and looks forward to working with the rest of the board to serve owners.

Want to know more about what your board does? Come to the next board tabling event in the store on Friday, November 9, 5:30-7:30 pm. And plan to attend the next meeting of the board on Monday, November 12, at 6:15 pm at the Urbana Civic Center.