Lisa Williams, Board Director
Term expires 2019
A native of Colorado, Lisa has lived in Maryland for the last 13 years, half of those as a member of the Common Market.
Lisa is a strong proponent of using natural, locally-sourced, organic, fair trade items wherever possible and believes the Common Market offers outstanding access to a full range of such items. As a dedicated shopper, she is highly invested in the coop’s success and understands the vital role we play in the community.
She believes it is increasingly important for communities to join together democratically to make decisions in their best interest in this age of corporate control and consolidation. As the Frederick area continues to expand, outlets such as the Common Market are essential to the survival of our local tradespeople, especially the many farmers our region supports. As owners, we have the opportunity and responsibility to share the cooperative model and the Common Market’s mission with our friends and neighbors in the area. Lisa hopes that her tenure on the Board will contribute to developing ways we can further spread the coop model throughout the community.
With a bachelor’s degree in geology, Lisa has a deep appreciation of nature and enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, running, and going on scenic drives. Her interest in a more natural way of living extends to nutrition and personal care, where she enjoys cooking with local ingredients, using traditional food preservation techniques such as canning and drying, and experimenting with natural and homemade health and beauty items (using ingredients found at the Common Market, of course!).