Board Candidate Statement for annual meeting election
Philip Trevvett (he/him)
After living in Washington Park, the West End, Olneyville, Smith Hill and College Hill over the past 20 years, Philip now lives in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence. He works at Harvard Medical School in Harvard Catalyst’s informatics department. This work has helped him develop strong project management and team building skills that have been extremely useful during his time on the Urban Greens board. He has also volunteered over the years with a number of agricultural and local food system businesses and nonprofits.
Philip has served on the Urban Greens Board for nearly ten years, and is currently the board chair. He was one of the core board members involved in getting the co-op open: leading the effort to successfully raise over $1million in startup capital, as well as spearheading community outreach and member drive efforts prior to the store’s opening. Since the co-op opened in 2019, Philip has focused on the board’s internal development through both recruitment and internal governance training, as well as developing management structures for the relationship between the Board and the General Manager.
Over the past year 2 years, 12 of the 13 board seats have turned over, leaving Urban Greens with a young and energized board. Philip is excited to be nominated for an additional term in order to provide continuity, support the development of current board members and help ensure the long term stability of the co-op. Philip is excited to focus his energy on supporting the continued growth of new co-op leadership.