Committees

The Whitewater Grocery Co. currently has four committees, Ownership & Outreach, Board Development, Finance & Legal, and Site Selection. 

The purpose of the Ownership & Outreach Committee is to lead the effort to educate the community about our values and promote ownership through a variety of materials and activities. It meets weekly at our office at 1221 Innovation Drive, Suite 118. Chair: Brienne Diebolt-Brown, Board Member. Committee: Vicki Hagstotz (Vice-Chair), Tricia Borchardt (Secretary), Sam Pike, Michael Schwabe, and Katy Wimer. 

The purpose of the Board Development Committee is to maintain and increase board literacy, develop and implement a board succession and onboarding plan, and oversee the annual election cycle. It meets monthly. Chair: Joanna Marr Baker, Board Member.

The purpose of the Finance & Legal Committee is to research and advise the board in key financial and legal matters and decisions, in accordance with the bylaws, articles of incorporation, State and Federal laws, and generally accepted accounting practices. It meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month, at 5 p.m. at 1221 Innovation Drive. Chair: Anne Hartwick, Board Secretary. Members include Patrick Taylor, Aurelio Callope, Jennifer Crone, and Destine Bauschke. 

The purpose of the Site Selection/Evaluation Committee is to serve as an ad hoc group of technical area experts designated to make site selection recommendations the Whitewater Grocery Co. Board of Directors. It meets at least once per calendar quarter and as needed. The ultimate product of the committee will be an evaluation matrix comparing the strengths and weaknesses of various sites (both existing buildings and new construction sites). Co-Chair: Lacey Reichwald