Cooperative Governance 

The Dill Pickle is a cooperative corporation incorporated in Illinois. Our owners annually elect three seats to a nine-seat board of directors to oversee the General Manager through policy governance. Terms are three years in length and generally rotate in November of each year.


The Dill Pickle Board of Directors meets on the third Monday of each month, 6-8pm in the admin office of the store, 2746 N Milwaukee Ave.

Meetings are open to all owners who wish to attend as observers, with 10 minutes near the beginning of the agenda open for owner questions and comments. (Accessibility: the admin office is located in the basement, down a flight of stairs.)

View the draft agenda here. If you would like to express your viewpoint on an issue coming before the board or suggest an item for this month's agenda, please contact us at

2017-18 Board of Directors

key DOcuments

  • The Bylaws of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op set out the terms of co-op ownership, election and duties of the Board of Directors, duties of officers, duties of the General Manager, and meetings of the ownership. This document is set by the Board and changes are approved by a vote of the ownership.

  • The Policy Register of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op describes the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, and the methods it uses to oversee the co-op. The Board uses the formal system of policy governance to establish a structure for its work.

  • The Director Job description outlines qualifications and expectations for individual members of the Board.


Committee CONTACTS

  • Finance Committee: Sean Shatto,

  • Policy Committee: George Langford,

  • GM Development & Eval Committee: Celeste Levitz-Jones,

  • Owner Linkage Committee: Ally Young,


Meeting minutes

2018-19 cycle

2017-18 cycle

2016-17 cycle