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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE
WASHTENAW COUNTY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
Ø Washtenaw County Food Policy Council – The Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill eleven (11) positions, three for one-year terms expiring December 31, 2022 and eight for two-year terms expiring December 31, 2023. The Council will be comprised of up to 18 members representing as many of the following professions and/or viewpoints (i.e. sectors) as possible: Community representative, Economic development, Education, Emergency food system, Faith-based organization, Food manufacturer and distributor, Food retail, Food service, Funding, Health care, Human services, Labor, Nutrition, Planning, Public health, Racial equity, Rural agriculture, Transportation, Urban agriculture, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, and Waste Management. More than one representative may be appointed to each sector, but preference may be given to the following sectors: Community representative, Economic development, Food retail, Funding, Racial equity, Rural agriculture, and Urban agriculture. The Council is transitioning to monthly meetings during 2022, however, only attendance at odd month meetings will be required in 2022. Council members will be required to attend monthly meetings in 2023. Council members must be available to attend meetings (typically the second Wednesday of the odd months from 9-11AM), represent the Food Policy Council, participate in a committee and/or a Policy Action Team (meetings are scheduled separately from the Council meetings), and must live or work in Washtenaw County. Roles of Council members include: reviewing materials in advance of the Council meetings and actively participating in Council meetings; representing the Council at other meetings and with other groups to build connections; discussing issues related to our food system in Washtenaw County with elected officials and community leaders. The Food Policy Council was established in 2012 to develop a healthy community and thriving local food system. When writing a letter of interest, indicate which sector you are applying for.
Individuals interested in applying should apply online at https://ewashtenaw.formstack.com/forms/board_application. If you are unable to submit the application online, you may email a letter of interest and resume, including a home address, to Robert Mulcihy ([email protected]) or by mail to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107. Letters and resumes may also be submitted via email to or via fax (734) 222-6528.
For additional information, please contact the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office. Phone: (734) 222-6655
Email: [email protected]
RELEASED: September 20, 2021