Tompkins County Food Policy Council update

It’s not too late to become a Council Candidate!

Information Session
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

Our grassroots planning group has been making steady progress towards forming Tompkins County’s first Food Policy Council by the end of 2015. Starting in early 2016, the Council will meet regularly to identify policy issues affecting local consumers, producers, and food businesses, and to help shape local policy in support of a more equitable and sustainable food system.

We’re still looking for candidates for election to the Council, including low-income consumers, farmers, food workers, food business owners, youth and at-large members. You can learn more about the Council during an information session on Tuesday, October 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Cornell Cooperative Extension building at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca.

Council members will be elected in November by a larger group called “Friends of the Food Policy Council,” which is open to anyone who lives, works, or does business in Tompkins County. Voting will take place from November 16 to 30.

Have you signed up to become a Friend of the Food Policy Council yet? We’re trying to recruit at least 40 more Friends to reach our goal of 200 Friends before voting begins.

To find out more come to the October 20 information session or contact tcfoodpolicycouncil@gmail.com or 607-252-6695.

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