Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Tom Lamberty

  • Hometown: Lombard
  • Term: Elected in 2015, 2018, and 2021. 3rd term ends June 2024.
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Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
PFC is the 6th co-op that I have been involved in during my adult life. I originally joined PFC to help it get a full-service grocery store in or near downtown Lombard and would like to continue the work of making it a reality.

Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment 
I held various management position at Metra, Chicago's commuter railroad, for 37 years in the Planning, Accounting, and IT Departments.

Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations/Leadership past and present
Treasurer and President of the Villa Park Library Board; Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Education for Villa Park Elementary School District 45; Den Leader, Cubmaster, and Scoutmaster for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Villa Park; Treasurer and President of the Board of the York Center Community Cooperative in Lombard; Treasurer of the Prairie Food Co-op Board of Directors.

Which of the following areas do you have expertise?
Management, Finance, Communications

What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director? 
Please see the above listed volunteer and work positions that I have held.

What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
To successfully complete the Community Investment Program and get our store opened.

What experiences have you had with cooperatives, food or otherwise?
Owner/customer of the Hyde Park Food Co-op, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative, New Horizons Supply Cooperative and the Prairie Food Co-op; and resident of the York Center Community Cooperative

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