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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, February 15, 2021 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Agenda: 

Monday, February 15, 2021

6:30pm to 8:30pm

1006 New Hampshire, Lawrence

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  1. Administrative Items  
    • Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    • Approval of February 1 meeting minutes  
    • Introduction of full Council membership
      1. New member appointments:
        1. Laura McCulloch, Liaison, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health – appointed by the County Commission 1.27.21
        2. Sarah Chenoweth, Liaison, Sustainability Advisory Board – appointed by the City Commission 2.9.21
        3. Ashley Hornberger, Agricultural Producer – appointed by the County Commission 2.10.21
        4. Cody Haynes, Local Food Economy sector – appointed by the County Commission 2.10.21
    • Budget overview: $5,584.43 balance for 2021
      1. Consider allocating funding to send member(s) to the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference – March 16-18 @ $75 / person
      2. Consider proposal for consultant to identify metrics and research tools for Food System Plan reporting
        1. $1,000 request to the FPC
        2. Staff seeking remaining $5,000 balance from the County budget 
  2. Public Comment
  3. Retreat Reflections
    • Discussion of general Council takeaways
  4. Working Group Breakout
    • Reflections on retreat learning relevant to your working group
    • 2021 priority setting with equity lens
      1. What is continuing; what is next?
      2. Keep in mind: strategies for engaging stakeholders and populations most impacted by your priority items
    • Confirm your 2021 group meeting time
    • Report out
  5. Member Updates
  6. Adjourn

Next Meeting: March 15, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and 1006 New Hampshire

Meeting Location: 
1006 New Hampshire and Zoom
Meeting Minutes: 

 

In attendance: Marlin Bates, Tamara Cash, Sarah Chenoweth, Dietrich Earnhart, Cody Haynes, Ashley Hornberger, Elizabeth Keever, Jamie Knabe, Tyler Lindquist, Jeffrey Maiden, Laura McCulloch, Heather McPeek, Christina Ostmeyer, Rolf Petermann

Absent: Melissa Freiburger, Scott Thellman

Staff: Kim Criner Ritchie, Jamie Hofling

  1. Administrative Items  
    • Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
      1. Motion to approve by Jeffrey, second by Elizabeth. Motion passes.
    • Approval of February 1 meeting minutes
      1. Motion to approve by Elizabeth, second by Christina. Motion passes.  
    • Introduction of full Council membership
      1. New member appointments:
        1. Laura McCulloch, Liaison, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health – appointed by the County Commission 1.27.21
        2. Sarah Chenoweth, Liaison, Sustainability Advisory Board – appointed by the City Commission 2.9.21
        3. Ashley Hornberger, Agricultural Producer – appointed by the County Commission 2.10.21
        4. Cody Haynes, Local Food Economy sector – appointed by the County Commission 2.10.21
    • Budget overview: $5,584.43 balance for 2021
      1. Consider allocating funding to send member(s) to the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference – March 16-18 @ $75 / person
        1. Motion to approve sponsoring up to 3 Council members by Marlin, second by Elizabeth. Motion passes.
      2. Consider proposal for consultant to identify metrics and research tools for Food System Plan reporting
        1. $1,000 request to the FPC
        2. Staff seeking remaining $5,000 balance from the County budget 
          1. Request tabled in order to reexamine scope needed from third party work
          2. Consider initial internal work done by Sustainability Office (such as, research of other comparable plan tracking tools and documentation), working groups to (such as, identify Policy points within their Goal areas to track), and ad hoc planning group of Council members (such as, formulate scope, roles, third party needs, and timeline).
          3. Jeremy, Sarah volunteer to serve on ad hoc planning group
  2. Public Comment
  3. Retreat Reflections
    • Discussion of general Council takeaways
  4. Working Group Breakout
    • Reflections on retreat learning relevant to your working group
    • 2021 priority setting with equity lens
      1. What is continuing; what is next?
      2. Keep in mind: strategies for engaging stakeholders and populations most impacted by your priority items
    • Confirm your 2021 group meeting time
    • Report out
      1. Tyler and Elizabeth will co-Chair Forward
      2. Aggies / Goals 1 &2 now known as “Food and Farm”
        1. Discussed priorities of farm succession, support for County Farmers Market, and other direct to consumer outlets.
      3. Heath Equity
        1. Discussed priorities of meeting accessibility, proposing budget uses for equity goals and building community capacity in addition to member capacity.
  5. Member Updates
  6. Adjourn
    • Motion by adjourn by Elizabeth, second by Jeffrey. Motion passes.

Next Meeting: March 15, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and 1006 New Hampshire