As a cooperative, we are owned by our Members. This means that Meridian Cooperative’s governance structure is democratic and participatory. We operate according to a set of bylaws that define our purpose, our Membership criteria, and our decision-making processes. Members consist of all entities that are eligible to purchase, and have purchased, shares of Meridian Cooperative. As a Member-owned organization, transparency and accountability are essential to our success. Our bylaws ensure that every Member has an equal voice and that our Board of Directors is accountable to our Membership.