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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, April 16, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

6:00pm pre-meeting discussion with hosts from the Douglas County Conservation District, including a tour of their pollinator garden and updates on current initiatives—including a urban agriculture grant collaboration with Extension & the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office.  


  1. Action Item: Administrative Items
    1. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    2. Approval of February meeting minutes
    3. 2018 Membership changes – Open agricultural producer spot
    4. Kansas Alliance of Wellness Grant Update
    5. KS Food & Farm Council Convening (May 8 in Salina)
    6. Diversity Survey
    7. Budget overview 
      1. Health Equity Subcommittee: Bus signage $500
      2. Ashely Jones-Wisner – Registration for Urban Food Systems Symposium: $340
      3. Kim Criner – Leadership Lawrence tuition (half) $750
      4. Connie Fitzpatrick – Advocacy Leadership Institute, Nat’l Asso. of Latino Arts & Culture, tuition ($375)
  2. Discussion Item: Public Input
  3. City of Lawrence Planning Department Updates (Amy Miller, Assistant Director)
    1. Lawrence-Douglas County Comprehensive Plan
    2. Downtown Master Plan


  1. Downtown Grocery Store Update (Bill Fleming, Treanor Architects)


  1. Common Ground Community Garden Program Update


  1. Discussion Item: 2018 Food System Plan, Full Council Policy Priorities 

Goal 4, Objective 2 (Expand City- and County-led initiatives to make food more affordable)

4.2.1: Reduce and eliminate the sales tax on groceries

  • State Legislature Update

Goal 1, Objective 3 (Increase local food purchasing)

1.3.1: Invest in signage, shared infrastructure, and coordinated marketing to support Douglas County farmers markets

  • Lawrence Farmers Market Update

Host Local Food Economic Summit (May 30-31, 2018)


See Harvesting Opportunities Publication!

1.1.1: Maintain currently adopted policies for food systems economic development

  • Discussion of Chapters 1-4
  • FPC Member Actions (Invitations, Volunteering)


  1. Discussion Item: Subcommittees 


  1. FPC Member Updates


  1. Adjourn
Meeting Location: 
Douglas County Conservation District Office
Street Address: 
4920 Bob Billings Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66049, USA