Weaver Street Market’s Board elections ended Sunday. Owners elected a consumer owner and a worker owner to serve on the Board. Congratulations, Alice and Charles!
Consumer owners elected Alice Ammerman to serve as a consumer-owner director for WSM’s Board. Alice defeated incumbent Alicia Altmueller.
Worker owners re-elected Charles Traitor to serve as a worker-owner director for WSM’s Board. Charles is currently serving his first term on the Board.
New terms for the elected directors begin at the January 25 Board retreat. Alice will have the opportunity to participate in a training course for new Board directors in Asheville in January. The Elections Committee, which oversees the election process, presents the following results from this year’s two elections:
Results for Consumer-Owner Election
Consumer owners had a slate of two candidates running for the open consumer-owner seat: Alice Ammerman received 232 votes (64%), and Alicia Altmueller (34%) received 132 votes. Winners of WSM elections are by a simple majority.
For the second year, owners could choose between voting online or in the stores. Of the 379 votes cast, 268 ballots (71%) were submitted online. The committee reports that there were 15 invalid ballots cast.
Results for Worker-Owner Election
Charles Traitor ran unopposed on the worker-owner slate. Charles received 56 ballots (100%). There were five invalid ballots cast.