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Patrick Walls

Candidate for Co-op Board of Directors (Incumbent)

My name is Patrick Walls. I have lived in the Houghton area for little over a decade now. I have been serving on the board of directors for 6 years. I have two children aged 13 and two. Prior to being on the board, I worked in the co-op as a cashier. I work for Identogo, conducting the fingerprinting necessary for background checks. Meaning that I have met just about every nurse, doctor, pharmacist, school teacher, childcare provider or dentist in the entire Western U.P.

Why would you like to serve as a member of the Co-op’s Board of Directors?
I have been serving on the Board of directors for 6 years. I am currently serving as the Board's Vice President. I still find what we do interesting and important. The continued process of preparing for the future of the KCI is worth the time it takes to serve.
Do you have particular skills you would like to explore and share in your service on the Board of Directors?
With looking at my past two terms I have learned a lot about the job of the board. I feel that I have a firm grasp on where we are and where we are going.