Join the Montgomery County Food Council

The application cycle for 2018-20 Food Council members is now open.

The Montgomery County Food Council is now accepting applications for new Council Members. Ideal candidates live, work, or have a strong investment in Montgomery County, have expertise in local food-related issues, represent a food system sector or community stakeholder group, and have a capacity to bring specific food system or community relationships and resources to the effort.

Those interested in applying to serve as a Food Council Member from January 2018 – December 2019 should submit a resume or C.V. and a personal statement explaining your interest in serving as a Food Council Member to hbruskin@mocofoodcouncil.org by Friday, October 20, 2017.

We seek candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Committed to improving the Montgomery County food system.
  • Live, work, or have a strong interest/investment in Montgomery County.
  • Expertise in one or more local food-related issues such as agriculture, food security and access, nutrition, food business and industrial practices, food education and research, land use and urban food production and distribution.
  • Represent:
    • A food system sector: production, processing, distribution, consumption, waste management, OR
    • a  community stakeholder partner: business, local governance, community organizations, health or educational organizations, rural and regional organizations
  • Capacity to bring specific food system or community relationships and resources to the effort, as well as potential to represent diverse sectors of the local food system and/or the community at large.

Food Council Member Responsibilities:

  • Develop collaborative solutions to community problems and be open to diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Actively participate in at least one working group (Food Recovery and Access, Food Economy, Food Literacy, or Environmental Impact) or committee (Development, Monitoring & Evaluation, Policy or Steering) of the Food Council.
  • Attend the annual full-day Food Council Retreat in February.
  • Commit to a two-year term requiring attendance at 75% of all Food Council Meetings, including public meetings, bi-monthly Internal Council meetings, and monthly Working Group meetings.

The Food Council is committed to building a culturally diverse Council and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.