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 accepting applications from those interested in joining the FPC. It is a volunteer position and would require applicants to attend 4 meetings per year. We are looking for people with experience in the food system (farmers, processors, retail) and those with interests in food issues (consumer concerns, food access, nutritional issues, etc).
Interested in applying?
Step 1: Download and fill out the application. Click the link: Food Policy Council Application
Step 2: Email your application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 7th, 2014 or fill out the application online here. Once you have completed the online application, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Food Policy Council Coordinators:
Erie County Department of Health: