Meet Your Board

Common Ground Board of Directors


Common Ground is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Elected by our Co-op Owners, there are currently nine Board of Directors. They meet regularly and report on the state of the co-op at the Spring Financial Meeting of Owners (Fin Moo) and Annual Meeting of Owners every fall. The Board also oversees elections and recommends updates to the Bylaws, the legal documents that define and guide the co-op. Directors must look after the best interests of the co-op as a whole in a changing business environment. That means that policies and practices at the Co-op may change over time.

Come see the Board in action! Here are the dates for 2018 (all meetings occur the second Monday of the month from 6:15 to 8:15 pm at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E Water St, Urbana, IL 61801 unless otherwise specified):

NOTE: Board members also come to the co-op for tabling the Friday right before monthly meetings from 5:30 to 7 pm.

- January 8

- February 12

- March 12

- April 9

- May 14

- June 11

- July 9 

- August 13

- September 10

- October 8

- November 12

- December 10

Curious to see election results?

2017 Owner Election with 560 active owners voting. You can see the results here.


Julie Zilles- Board President

Board Term (Fall 2016-2019)

Charles Delman

Board Term (2015-2018)

Kristin Walters

Board Term (Fall 2016-2018)

Margaret Johnstone

Board Term (Fall 2016-Fall 2019)

Marissa Stewart

Board Term (Fall 2016-Fall 2018)

Karen Carney

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2020)

Karen Medina

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2020)

Magdalena Casper-Shipp

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2020)

Keith McKenney

Board Term (Fall 2017-Fall 2018)



You can always ask in store for a printed copy of the Board's Minutes. Or you can email the board (

February 2018 

January 2018 (meeting one and meeting two)

December 2017

November 2017

2nd October Meeting

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017 (meeting 1 and meeting 2)

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015