The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces one vacancy on the Johnson County Food Policy Council for four-year terms beginning upon appointment and ending June 30, 2026.
The purpose of the council is to improve dialogue and discussion and provide necessary advice on food and agriculture issues to the County, municipalities, community boards, local agencies, nongovernmental organizations, businesses and other interested groups. The council addresses food system issues in the county, including the development of strategic goals, data-gathering, research projects and policies to address food system issues.
The council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Members are also assigned to working groups and sub-committees that meet in addition to the regular meeting. Working groups are created based on priorities decided by the council. Current working groups include local food system infrastructure, food justice, health care for food and farm workers, American Rescue Plan Act local foods initiatives funding, and local food procurement policies. Applicants with experience and interest in current working group topics are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about the council’s past and current work on the Local Foods webpage on the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/fpc.
Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage on the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.
Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.