The Austin Cooperative Business Association (ACBA) works to BUILD and EXPAND the cooperative economy in central Texas.

 

 
 

 

Board of Directors

Nicole Renaux Board President Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery Term: 2015-2017

Nicole Renaux
Board President
Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery
Term: 2015-2017

Ryan Nill Board Treasurer CHEA Term: 2015-2017

Ryan Nill
Board Treasurer
CHEA
Term: 2015-2017

Annelies Lottman Board Secretary Yard to Market Co-op Term: 2015-2018

Annelies Lottman
Board Secretary
Yard to Market Co-op
Term: 2015-2018

 
Angela Atwood Director College Houses Term: 2015-2018

Angela Atwood
Director
College Houses
Term: 2015-2018

Andi Shively Director Wheatsville Food Co-op Term: 2016-2018

Andi Shively
Director
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Term: 2016-2018

Erin Stecker Director 4th Tap Brewing Co-op Term: 2016-2018

Erin Stecker
Director
4th Tap Brewing Co-op
Term: 2016-2018

Donald Jackson-Spitzer Director Black Star Co-op Term: 2016-2018

Donald Jackson-Spitzer
Director
Black Star Co-op
Term: 2016-2018

 

The ACBA grew out of two contributing organizations. The Austin Cooperative Think Tank (ACTT) which developed gradually beginning in 2010 with the mission of growing the Austin cooperative economy and officially began taking on projects in 2012, the International Year of the Cooperative. It finally solidified into the ACBA in June of 2013 when the NCBA agreed to fund the program with a grant supplemented by contributions from founding member cooperatives in Austin.

The ACBA is dedicated to growing and strengthening the Austin-area cooperative community through increased consumer knowledge, inter-cooperative support and advocacy to make it easier to start and expand cooperatives.

The ACBA would like to thank our founding members, Black Star, College Houses, Cornerstone Credit Union League, Inter-Cooperative Council and Wheatsville.

Additionally, we are eternally grateful to the members of the ACTT steering committee who made all this possible, Kim Penna, Matt Scheer, Ricardo Guerrero, Steve Macias, Zak Jones, Rose Marie Klee, Josh Sabik, Brian Donovan, and Kate Vickery.  A special thanks goes to Andi Shively for her work on the retreat and business plan and Kelsie Balcaitis who sparked the project. 

Bylaws of the Austin Cooperative Business Association

The Board of the ACBA is proposing a revision of its bylaws to remove inconsistencies and promote efficient and clear operations and processes for members. You can find them at the link below. Members will have thirty (30) plus days to vote online for the revised bylaws, beginning April 20th and ending May 22nd.