Governor Jerry Brown has just appointed Nancy Casady – the general manager of People’s Food Co-op – to the state Board of Food and Agriculture. A Democratic Party member like the governor, Nancy will take up her unpaid position on the Board at the earliest moment as it does not require Senate confirmation.
Casady has been the at her post at the Ocean Beach store since 1996. Before that, she owned Casady Whole Foods Market – which ran from 1988 to 1994. Nancy was also the vice president of the National Cooperative Grocers Association from 2006 to 2009 and was a member of the National Cooperative Development Board from 2009 to 2011.
The state Department of Food and Agriculture sets some policy and advises the governor on a range of issues that affect the state’s farmers as well as consumers.
Nancy has been involved in progressive issues in the area since the early Seventies. A resident of La Jolla, she has been involved with the San Diego Occupy Wall Street movement along with her hubby Derek. In 1971 she helped open San Diego’s very first Free Clinic in Mission Beach.
Here’s the San Diego U-T version.