Join the Montgomery County Food Council

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

Twelve new members have joined the Food Council! We are excited to welcome these accomplished individuals, and would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the Montgomery County Food Council. For those still looking to become involved in our work, join one of our working groups!

Want to learn more about what it takes to be a Food Council Member?

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.