The FPC was created in May 2013 as a sub-commission of the Erie County Board of Health. The FPC was created in order to provide local governments (legislative bodies and executive agencies) with an advisory body that would be able to provide expert information on policies that could improve the local food system. Examples of this type of advice include local procurement policies, where recommendations could be made on improving the amount of locally grown and processed products to be used in our public facilities. Other examples would include expanding the number of farmers markets in Erie County and recommending policies that would create more jobs in the local food system.
We are currently not accepting applications from those interested in joining the FPC.
Food Policy Council Coordinator:
Erie County Department of Health: