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File #: 20-0015    Version: 1 Name: Update and Discussion on Food Policy Councils
Type: presentation Status: Filed
File created: 12/19/2019 In control: Energy & Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/8/2020
Title: Update and discussion on Food Policy Councils.
Attachments: 1. Presentation - Food Policy Council 12_31.pdf


Update and discussion on Food Policy Councils.


Staff Summary

                     At the August 2019 meeting, staff provided an overview of the structure, mission, and activities of several midwestern Food Policy Councils and discussed existing local food groups located in Lake County.

                     A Food Policy Council is a nonpartisan form of engagement aimed at convening citizens and government officials to examine a local food system, development policy recommendations, and provide guidance on business development and local food planning.

                     Based on Committee feedback, the Sustainability Team completed additional research regarding policy achievements, initiatives, and funding sources of Food Policy Councils.