Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Emmarie Burger


  • Hometown: Glen Ellyn
  • Owner #: 255
  • Term: Elected 2016 and 2019. 2nd term ends June 2022.
  • Contact Emmarie

Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors? 
I would like to be in a more active role in developing the Co-op

Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment
McMaster-Carr Supply Co for 29 years

Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations past and present
Ownership & Outreach Committee for 2 years

Volunteer: Leadership positions held past and present
Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ (Fundraising & Marketing)

Which of the following areas do you have expertise? 
Management, Fundraising, Event Planning, Finance

What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director? 
I'm a very organized, dedicated & passionate person-especially about those things that are important to me. I also pay close attention to nutrition and the foods that I buy & cook for my family. 

I feel that my operational background will be an asset.

What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
To further educate myself & others about what a Co-op is & how valuable it is to the neighborhood & local farmers.

What do you hope to achieve from your board experience? 
To learn more about opening a Co-op and be a valuable contributor to the process.

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