Conflict of Interest Policy

The following Conflict of Interest Statement pertains to all marketumbrella.org officers, board of directors, committee members, community advisory members, brain trust, employees and certain consultants

No member of marketumbrella.org’s board of directors, or any of its sub-committees, community advisory members, brain trust members, employees and certain consultants working on original material or product development shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation with marketumbrella.org. Each individual shall disclose to marketumbrella.org any personal interest, which he or she may have in any matter pending before marketumbrella.org and shall refrain from participation in any decision on such matter.

Any marketumbrella.org board member, officer, committee member or employee who is also an officer, board member, a committee member or staff member of a potential sub-grantee or agency benefiting monetarily from any marketumbrella.org’s programs shall identify his or her affiliation with such agency or agencies; further, in connection with any funding or board action specifically directed to that agency, he/she shall not participate in the decision affecting that agency and the decision must be made and/or ratified by the full board.

Any member of marketumbrella.org’s board of directors, committees brain trust members, employees and certain consultants shall refrain from obtaining any list of marketumbrella.org’s shoppers, market vendors, funders, donors, or membership lists for personal or private solicitation purposes at any time during the term of their affiliation.

Annually a list of relative party affiliations must be submitted to marketumbrella.org’s board of directors furthermore any marketumbrella.org agent must certify that s/he has not:

  1. Participated directly or indirectly, in any arrangement, agreement, investment, or other activity with any vendor, supplier, or other party; doing business with marketumbrella.org which has resulted or could result in personal benefit to me. With the exception of Crescent City Farmers Market Vendors who serve on the board of directors, market management team or community advisory board.
  2. Been a recipient, directly or indirectly, of any salary payments or loans or gifts of any kind or any free service or discounts or other fees from or on behalf of any person or organization engaged in any transaction with marketumbrella.org.