Board of Directors

The Food Council Nominating Committee selects and appoints nine representatives for one- and two-year long terms as Montgomery County Food Council Board Members.

Jack Bobo

George Green

Vice-Chair

Mike Houston

Treasurer

Evelyn Kelly

Kathy Madaleno

Kimberley McBride

Wendy Nevett Bazil

Chair, Policy Committee; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Aizat Oladapo

Board Secretary; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Michael J. Wilson

Board Chair

Council Members

Obioma Akaigwe

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Eleni Antzoulatos

Co-Chair, Food Education Working Group

Marla Caplon, R.D., L.D.

Food Education Working Group

Michelle Caruso

Co-Chair, Food Education Working Group

Kelly Doordan

Co-Chair, Environmental Impact Working Group

Susan Eisendrath

Co-Chair, Environmental Impact Working Group; Policy Committee

Elisa Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Manny Hidalgo

Food Access and Recovery Working Group; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Dr. Ali Hurtado Choque

Food Education Working Group

Thu Huynh

Food Education Working Group

David Robert (Dave) Lambert

Food Education Working Group; Food Recovery and Access Working Groups

Jerry Martin

Co-Chair, Food Economy Working Group

Kimberley McBride

Food Education Working Group, Board Member

Kate Medina

Environmental Impact Working Group

Tessa Mork

Food Education Working Group; Policy Committee

Amanda Nesher

Policy Committee

Aizat Oladapo

Food Recovery and Access Working Group; Co-Chair, Racial Equity Committee

Tanya Spandhla

Food Economy Working Group

Hudson Tang

Food Economy Working Group

Christine Taylor, Ph.D.

Food Education Working Group

Susan Topping

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Jenna Umbriac

Co-Chair, Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Grayce Wiggins

Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Lucia Zegarra

Co-Chair, Food Recovery and Access Working Group

Upcoming Events

Jan 30-March 20

Master Gardeners: Free Gardening Presentations (Español)

Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!

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Mar 2

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Mar 2

Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series

The UMD AGNR Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series is kicking off on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM with "Building a Localized Waste-free Food System One Apply at a Time".

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Mar 6

The Art of the Seed Start

A SNEEK-PEEK AT HOW KOINER FARM STARTS ITS CROPS - AND TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS AT HOME. SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:00-5:30PM ON ZOOM

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Mar 8

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Mar 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Mar 22-23

Basic GAP Training

Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!

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Mar 23

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8

Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World

Western Maryland Food Council presents "Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World" virtual conference, 1-3:30PM March 25th, April 1, April 8.

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April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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