2019 Board of Directors Election Results
We’d like to thank our members for voting, our Election Committee for their dedication to a fair and transparent election process and our 2019 Board of Directors Candidates for stepping up.
Please join us for our upcoming board meetings. All board meetings are held at the Ever’man Educational Center and begin at 6pm. All active members are welcome to attend, share comments during Open Forum and participate in the cooperative community.
Monday, March 25 at 6pm
Monday, April 29 at 6pm
Based on both paper ballots and online voting, the results of the 2019 Board of Directors Election are:
Tara Jones Incumbent
It would be an honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for Ever’man Natural Foods Co-op. Healthy organic food is a priority for my family and yours. Supporting local suppliers through economic partnerships is a connection I highly value for the community. To maintain the momentum of Ever’man, we must collectively push for more market share of downtown Pensacola. I would use my background in marketing and sales to further educate the community on the value of a local co-op. I hope to bring ideas which would facilitate partnerships with other organizations that hold the same social responsibilities as Ever’man. Together we can streamline the balance of healthy living for all of Pensacola.
Eric Schneider Incumbent
Through 20 years as an Ever’man member and 10 years serving on the Ever’man Board, I am committed to representing the Ever’man membership by promoting member value and a higher quality natural food shopping experience. I have held various positions on the Ever’man Board and understand that a cohesive Board provides the synergy for a quality member experience. The critical difference for Ever’man to stay competitive is to provide more quality organic and all-natural product options at a reasonable cost with customer education and satisfaction as a core value. I have been thoroughly involved in developing the second location on Nine Mile Road. This is an exciting time for Ever’man expansion as an educational and local product outlet for the environmentally aware consumer. I have an interest in seeing Ever’man utilize creative concepts to promote healthy lifestyles to the underprivileged community as well.
Dave Deblander Incumbent
I have been a board member since 2006 (I was off the board in 2010 and 2011) and have been the President of the board since 2012. I have been eating an organic, natural foods diet for 44 years and Iam passionate about a healthy lifestyle. My goals for the board and coop if I am re-elected would be: 1. Continual oversight of the financial and cultural success of the downtown store and the new 9 Mile Rd. store. I believe my background in business (29 years owning Pro Clean Restoration and Cleaning) is an asset to helping the board make good decisions. Also, as board President since 2012, I have a good relationship with GM William Rolfs and through some difficult times, we have had some great successes. 2. Continuation and expansion of Ever’man’s outreach to teachers, students and schools to promote our values and mission through seminars, classes and fun activities. 3. Strive for more cooking classes at both stores. 4. Continue to be a visionary leader believing that Ever’man’s can add so much to our area. I truly believe the sky is the limit and I would love to continue to be a part of the growth.