In July 2014, the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council approved a policy agenda, outlining and summarizing goals to support healthy, fair, affordable and sustainable food in Washtenaw County. Policy agenda items span issues from increasing food access to preserving land for agriculture to ensuring fair wages for food and farm workers.
The policy agenda organizes the work of the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council by spheres of influence–from schools and institutions, to municipalities, to county government, to state and federal government–change at all of these levels is critical to ensure a more sustainable and economically viable food system.
An updated version of the policy agenda was approved in September 2016. The policy agenda was revised again in 2021 and an updated version of the policy agenda was approved in November 2021.