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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, July 20, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Information: 

Monday, July 20, 2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm

1006 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Or attend virtually:

douglascountyzoom

  1. Action Item: Administrative Items  
    • Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    • Approval of June meeting minutes  
    • Budget overview:
      1. $4,816.75 remaining for 2020
    • Upcoming 2020 Conferences:
      1. National Food Policy Conference: July 28 & 29, online, $75/person
      2. Urban Food Systems Symposium: October, online, $100/person
  2. Public Comment
  3. Guest: Bob Tryanski, Director of Behavioral Health Projects, Douglas County
    • Adaptive vs. Technical Work
  4. Action Item: Consider approving FPC Statement of Commitment on equity and racial justice in the food system
    • What avenues and audiences does the FPC want to communicate this commitment to?
  5. Working Group Break Out: Fall Food System Tour Planning
    • Narrow down each group’s goals and message
    • What is the best format for each component?
  6. Wrap-up and Next Steps
    • Reflect on where technical vs. adaptive challenges emerge among your working group priorities
  7. Member Updates
  8. Adjourn

Next Meeting: August 17, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and TBD

Meeting Location: 
1006 New Hampshire OR Zoom
Street Address: 
https://douglascountyks-org.zoom.us/s/96294582249?pwd=N05Td3p4Yzk4dldNNGpvWFBxTC9adz09#success
Meeting Minutes: 

In attendance: Marlin Bates, Tamara Cash, Michele Dillon, Dietrich Earnhart, Melissa Freiburger, Elizabeth Keever, Tyler Lindquist, Jeffrey Maiden, Christina Ostmeyer, Rolf Petermann, Michael Steinle

Absent: Sarah Hartsig, Heather McPeek, Scott Thellman, Luke Ulrich

Guest: Bob Tryanski, Director of Behavioral Health Projects

Staff: Kim Criner Ritchie

  1. Action Item: Administrative Items
    • Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
      1. Motion to approve by Liz, second by Michelle. Motion passes.
    • Approval of June meeting minutes
      1. Motion to approve by Michael, second by Marlin. Motion passes.
    • Budget overview:
      1. $4,816.75 remaining for 2020
    • Upcoming 2020 Conferences:
      1. National Food Policy Conference: July 28 & 29, online, $75/person
        1. Melissa and Tyler registered.
      2. Urban Food Systems Symposium: October, online, $100/person
        1. Registration ends September 18.
        2. Motion to approve sending up to 5 members by Michele, second by Michael. Motion passes.  
  2. Public Comment
  3. Guest: Bob Tryanski, Director of Behavioral Health Projects, Douglas County
    • Adaptive vs. Technical Work
    • Video takeaways:
      1. Tamara: think about how race and poverty intersect with access to nutritious food.
      2. Dietrich: interest in conducting more experiments.
      3. Christina: Need more evaluation of our work if we are to be adaptive and not reactive.
      4. Bob: Acting experimentally is about questioning/testing assumptions.               
      5. Other concerns voiced: rural access, scaling models appropriate for Douglas County, early childhood nutrition access.
      6. Marlin: FPC work is to identify hurdles, often by engaging public, learning what our community would want. How do we experiment in this way? How we do our work?
    • “Why? Why? Why?” exercise:
      1. What did you notice as you drilled down? 
        1. Tyler: purpose became even broader and complex adaptive challenge.
        2. Christina/Dietrich: opposite experience: became simpler and clear.
        3. Jeffrey/Melissa: what are the measurable goals? Outcomes toward the impact is important. How are we actively working to change the circumstance?
      2. Other reflections:
        1. Opportunity to reflect on why this work is important to each and if there’s shared values among you/your concerns.
        2. Act experimentally, and use this exercise to discover common thread of communication and message behind tour.
        3. Purpose must be clear.
        4. This exercise forced us to imagine. We have a crisis of imagination of how to creatively and innovatively deal with these challenges.
        5. Tamara: is there a way to set up policy safety nets to support food system workers?
  4. Action Item: Consider approving FPC Statement of Commitment on equity and racial justice in the food system
    • What avenues and audiences does the FPC want to communicate this commitment to?
      1. Motion to approve with the addition of the word “education” to third action item by Dietrich, second by Jeffrey. Motion passes.  
  5. Working Group Break Out: Fall Food System Tour Planning
    • Narrow down each group’s goals and message
      1. In absence of sufficient meeting time, Kim will follow up with chairs and tour planning committee outside of meeting.
  6. Wrap-up and Next Steps
    • Reflect on where technical vs. adaptive challenges emerge among your working group priorities.
      1. More specific to the adjusted focus Bob took with the exercise, take time to reflect on shared purpose discussions in your groups.
  7. Member Updates
  8. Adjourn
    • Motion to adjourn by Tamara, second by Christina

Next Meeting: August 17, 2020, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and TBD