The Food Council is Recruiting New Members!

Montgomery County Food Council logoThe 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 partner and/or have a capacity to bring specific food system expertise, community relationships, and/or resources to support our initiatives. The Food Council is committed to building a culturally diverse Council that reflects our County’s population, and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
Those interested in applying to serve as a Food Council Member from January 2020 through December 2021 should submit a resume/C.V. and a personal statement explaining their interest in serving as a Food Council Member to by Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.

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, reducing food waste and advancing composting, 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, environmental 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 bi-monthly Internal Council meetings and monthly Working Group or committee meetings.