Meet Your Board

Common Ground Board of Directors


Common Ground is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Elected by our Co-op Owners, there are currently nine Board of Directors. They meet regularly and report on the state of the co-op at the Spring Financial Meeting of Owners (Fin Moo) and Annual Meeting of Owners every fall. The Board also oversees elections and recommends updates to the Bylaws, the legal documents that define and guide the co-op. Directors must look after the best interests of the co-op as a whole in a changing business environment. That means that policies and practices at the Co-op may change over time.

Come see the Board in action! Here are the dates for 2018 (all meetings occur the second Monday of the month from 6:15 to 8:15 pm at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E Water St, Urbana, IL 61801 unless otherwise specified):

- December 10

NOTE: Board members also come to the co-op for tabling the Friday right before monthly meetings from 5:30 to 7 pm.

Curious to see election results?

2018 Owner Election Results are available! See the recent results here!

2017 Owner Election with 560 active owners voting. You can see the results here.


Julie Zilles- Board President

Board Term (Fall 2016-2019)

Charles Delman

Board Term (2018-2021)

Margaret Johnstone

Board Term (Fall 2016-Fall 2019)

Marissa Stewart

Board Term (Fall 2016-Fall 2019)

Karen Carney

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2020)

Magdalena Casper-Shipp

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2020)

Kathleen Moreno

Board Term (Fall 2018-Fall 2021)

Yusuf Hermes

Board Term (Fall 2018-Fall 2021)

Evelyne Tardy

Board Term (Fall 2018-Fall 2019)



You can always ask in store for a printed copy of the Board's Minutes. Or you can email the board (

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February (meeting one and meeting two)

January 2018 (meeting one and meeting two)

December 2017

November 2017

2nd October Meeting

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017 (meeting 1 and meeting 2)

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015