Board of Directors Candidates

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Board Candidate Kelly Ansted

Kelly Ansted: "I moved to Kentucky six years ago from Cleveland, Ohio and fell in love with the city of Lexington. I currently work at a faith-based non-profit called The Lexington Leadership Foundation, where I get to work with families and children in our community.

When I moved here I was naturally drawn to shop at Good Foods because of their vision, mission, and values and how they aligned with my own. I have enjoyed being a supporter and customer of Good Foods, and feel like I can offer more to our community. I have a fierce desire to help people and organizations see their potential and figure out a plan to reach that potential. I enjoy “thinking outside the box” and coming up with fresh ideas to improve systems and continue growth. I like to bring my positive outlook and energy everywhere I go and invest that in everything I do. I strive to pursue every opportunity with excellence and follow through with all of my commitments.

I passionately believe in the vision and mission of Good Foods Co-op and want to offer my strengths to serve Good Foods!"

Board Candidate Shelby Isert

Shelby Isert: "I was born and raised in Lexington, which has given me a great appreciation for my city. Staying in town to continue my education, I attended Transylvania University for a period while hoping to pursue a career in not-for-profit business management. In an unpredicted turn of events, I wound up with a dream job in an area I would never have thought to pursue."

"I came to Greater Kentucky Credit Union with some knowledge of cooperatives and their purpose, but was amazed to learn everything that I have. I was fortunate enough to have started as a teller and grew quickly to not only love the members I interacted with every day, but to understand their importance to my credit union. Now as the Member Relations Manager, my job has given me the opportunity to spread cooperative values, encourage community development, and work with some amazing individuals who have proven their dedication to their city."

"My work has brought me to love and find great value in the co-op movement. I plan to do whatever I can to promote the growth, development, and success of the co-op so that generations to come can benefit from its presence."

Board Candidate Liz Knapp

Liz Knapp: "Good Foods Co-op is one of Lexington’s most cherished treasures. It is a respite from the deluge of commercialism, instant life-giving sustenance when you’re in a hurry, and a source for food staples when not. It’s a place to gather and learn about holistic ways of living and a community of people with shared values."

"I would be honored to serve on the Board and motivated to use my previous experiences in health promotion, research, entrepreneurial start-ups and non-profit administration to partner with the existing staff and board members to keep the Co-op growing and help it thrive."

"Through connections to groups such as the YMCA, GleanKY, the University of Kentucky, Newman Center, B.U.I.L.D, the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and various other schools and non-profits throughout Lexington, I can also help raise the rallying cry to, “Eat and shop at the Good-Foods Co-op!”, impressing the importance that doing so will not only be improving your health, but sustaining much needed local ownership in our community."

Up For Re-election

Board Candidate Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams: "I love Good Foods Co-op! My family and I have been Co-op Owners for years and you can often find us shopping the aisles or dining in the cafe (our favorite restaurant in town!). Our family is committed to continuing our journey of health and we are grateful to have the Co-op as a place that we can trust."

"As a current board member, I would be honored to serve another term on the Good Foods Co-op Board. I have enjoyed working alongside Co-op staff members, Co-op Owners, and fellow Board Members to navigate the challenges and leverage the strengths of the best grocery store in town. During my time on the board, we have identified many solutions that strengthen the Co-op and offer increased communication between Good Foods Owners and the Board. If re-elected, I look forward to helping the Co-op with efforts that will support the sustainability of a vibrant and thriving Co-op."

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Kelly AnstedShelby IsertLiz KnappLisa Williams

Vote for 2018-19 Give Where You Live partners

You may vote for up to 11 charitable organizations including a write-in organization. You can find more information about each on our website. The top 11 organizations chosen will be our Give Where You Live partners through April 2019. The Good Foods Charitable Foundation will round out the year as the 12th organization. Our voting will end April 25 at 11:59 PM

You may research each organization's website here:

AmachiAmerican Diabetes AssociationArbor Youth ServicesAVOLBig Brothers Big Sisters of the BluegrassBluegrass ConservancyBluegrass GreensourceBluegrass Rape Crisis CenterBroke Spoke Community Bike ShopCatholic Action CenterDV8 Kitchen Foundation Inc.Floracliff Nature SanctuaryFoodChainFoster Care Council of LexingtonFresh Stop MarketsFriends of the LibraryGleanKYGod's Pantry Food BankGreenhouse17Green Forests WorkGrowing Together Preschool Inc.Hope CenterKentucky Double DollarsKentucky HeartwoodKentucky Student Environmental CoalitionLexington Area Parkinson's Support GroupLexington Community RadioLexington Humane SocietyMoveable Feast LexingtonNursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the BluegrassOpportunity for Work and LearningPrimate Rescue CenterRadio EyeRefuge for WomenRonald McDonald House Charities of the BluegrassSeedleafSustainable BereaThe Arboretum State Botanical Garden of KentuckyThe Nest Center for Women, Children & FamiliesThoroughbred Charities of AmericaThe Well of LexingtonTweens Nutrition & Fitness CoalitionOther (please specify below)

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