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Food Policy Council (FPC) Meeting on Mon, May 17, 2021 - 6:30 PM

Meeting Information: 

Monday, May 17, 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 April 19 meeting minutes  
    • Membership updates
    • Budget overview: $5,704.43 balance for 2021
    • Leadership opportunity
      1. No-cost registrations available for FPC members to attend Kansas Leadership Center “Your Leadership Edge” program
  2. Public Comment
  3. Embedding Food System Priorities in Community Plans
    • Lawrence Downtown Master Plan
    • Lawrence Transit Route Redesign
    • Lawrence Economic Development Strategy
    • Lawrence Strategic Plan
  4. Discuss Formation of an Internal Equity Working Group
  5. Food and Farm Update
    • Overview of agricultural economic development survey preliminary results
  6. Review Tentative 2021 Meeting and Work Timeline
    • June 23: Presentation to County Commission
    • July 19: Potential in-person meeting option
    • August 16: Organize non-business meeting for stakeholder group(s)
    • September: Possible City candidate food system forum
  7. Member Updates
    • KRC conference reflections: Laura, Sarah
  8. Adjourn

Next Meeting: June 21, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and 1006 New Hampshire

Meeting Location: 
Douglas County New Hampshire Office and Zoom
Street Address: 
1006 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044
Meeting Minutes: 

Present: Marlin Bates, Sarah Chenoweth, Dietrich Earnhart, Melissa Freiburger, Cody Haynes, Ashley Hornberger, Elizabeth Keever, Mary Kirkendoll, Tyler Lindquist, Laura McCulloch, Christina Ostmeyer

 

Absent: Tamara Cash, Heather McPeek, Rolf Petermann, Scott Thellman

 

Staff: Kim Criner Ritchie, Jamie Hofling

 

  1. Administrative Items  
    • Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
      1. Motion to approve by Sarah, second by Christina. Motion passes.
    • Approval of April 19 meeting minutes
      1.  Motion to approve Christina, second by Elizabeth. Motion passes.
    • Membership updates
      1. County Appointment: Mary Kirkendoll, Community Navigator, United Way Eudora Resource Center; founding member, Eudora Giving Garden.
      2. Jamie Knabe stepping back, leaving opening for a new agricultural producer.
    • Budget overview: $5,704.43 balance for 2021
    • Leadership opportunity
      1. No-cost registrations available for FPC members to attend Kansas Leadership Center “Your Leadership Edge” program
  2. Public Comment

 

  1. Embedding Food System Priorities in Community Plans
    • Lawrence Downtown Master Plan
    • Lawrence Transit Route Redesign
    • Lawrence Economic Development Strategy
    • Lawrence Strategic Plan
      1. View slides outlining Food System Plan strategies woven into other current planning efforts.

 

  1. Discuss Formation of an Internal Equity Working Group
    • Internal equity advisor model; hope to nominate an appointed member from each working group to serve in this role.
    • Plans for the August non-business meeting could be guided by this group.
    • Skill-building will be needed for advisors and full Council.
      1. Staff: investigate training on GARE equity tool, other training opportunities.
  2. Food and Farm Update
    • Overview of agricultural economic development survey preliminary results
      1. Food and Farm members will continue to synthesize, publish for further public comment.

 

  1. Review Tentative 2021 Meeting and Work Timeline
    • June 23: Presentation to County Commission
      1. Update from Forward at June meeting.
    • July 19: Potential in-person meeting option
      1. Plan for an outdoor meeting, possibly a farm.
      2. Update from Health Equity.
    • August 16: Organize non-business meeting for stakeholder group(s)
    • September: Possible City candidate food system forum

 

  1. Member Updates
    • KRC conference reflections: Laura, Sarah
  2. Adjourn
    • Motion to adjourn by Elizabeth, second by Marlin. Motion passes.

 

Next Meeting: June 21, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Location: Zoom and 1006 New Hampshire