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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, October 14, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

Monday, October 14, 2019

6:30pm to 8:00pm


Douglas County Fairgrounds, South room of the Dreher 4-H Building

                                                     2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046


Food For Thought for Today’s Meeting:

Lawrence Public Schools purchased 22,000 pounds of watermelon from local farmers during the 2016-2017 school year. The Douglas County, KS Food System Plan


  1. Action Item: Administrative Items
    1. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    2. Approval of September meeting minutes
    3. Leadership and membership changes
      1. 2020 recruitment process, leadership nominating committee
    4. Remaining 2019 budget
  2. Public Comment
  3. Discussion: Downtown Master Plan visioning engagement
  4. Update: Fall Food Forum Cancelled. Replaced with Working Group Community Engagement
    1. Rescheduled: Saturday afternoon, November 16. Time, location tbd
    2. Purpose: Re-engage broader community with Food Systems Plan and associated work
  • Follow up to community input during planning process
  • Celebrate progress over last two years
  • Highlight community collaborations and partnerships
  • Hear priorities from community in advance of 2020 FPC retreat
  • Welcome recruitment to Working Groups
    1. Working Group Sharing
      1. Overview of presentations: content, format, responsible parties, etc.
      2. Questions you have or feedback needed
    2. Working Group Breakout
      1. Discuss additional work needed, final steps and plan
      2. Report out to the group
  1. Staff Report: City / KU Climate Planning Collaboration
  2. Future Agenda Items
    1. Working Groups discuss their Food System Plan goals and health equity connections
    2. Receive KU final report / discuss actions on report findings (November)
    3. 2020 leadership nominations and selection
    4. End of year social hour
  3. Key Takeaways Review
  4. Member Updates
  5. Adjourn


**Next Meeting: Monday, November 18, 2019 in Eudora, location tbd at 6:30pm.

Meeting Location: 
Douglas County Fairgrounds, South room of the Dreher 4-H Building
Street Address: 
2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
Meeting Minutes: 

Council did not have quorum. No formal business was conducted.