General Manager Announcement
July 28, 2017
Attention Eastside Owners:
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen John Lacaria as the new General Manager of Eastside Food Co-op. John has over 14 years of retail co-op experience in various roles, most recently serving as the Interim General Manager at Eastside since November of 2016. John is well-respected in the co-op community and brings a wealth of co-op experience to his new role. We are excited to work with him to help define and achieve the long term strategic vision of Eastside.
The Board acknowledges that the last year has been one of change and uncertainty for staff, management, members and shoppers at the co-op. We look forward to working with John to bring stability to the organization, including building positive relationships with staff, the union, and the community.
John provided the Board with the following statement upon accepting the position:
I am so honored and excited to continue to serve the owners, shoppers, and community of Eastside Food Co-op. It has been a pleasure to work with the Board of Directors as the Interim General Manager and I look forward to deepening our relationship as we move into the future. Through cooperation, I am sure that we will be able to continue to build on our recent successes. We are committed to providing more value to our owners and shoppers, a great place to work for our employees, and creating a deeper connection with our community. Thank you for this opportunity to help achieve the vision and ends of Eastside Food Co-op.
Please join us in welcoming John to his new role.
Eastside Food Co-op Board of Directors