Food Policy Council June 18 Agenda

Kevin PowellAdvisory Boards, City

Monday, June 18, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Douglas County Courthouse
1100 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044


  1. Action Item: Administrative Items
    1. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval
    2. Approval of May meeting minutes
    3. 2018 Membership changes – Open agricultural producer spot
    4. Staff bylaw update: Proxy membership
    5. Leave of Absence Request – Jason Champagne
    6. Diversity survey
    7. Budget overview
  2. Discussion Item: Public Input
  3. Discussion Item: Reports from Harvesting Opportunity in Kansas: A Symposium on Building Community Wealth through Food and Farming.
  4. Discussion Item: 2018 Food System Plan, Full Council Policy Priorities
    1. Review past work and discuss future steps from May meeting


Goal 4, Objective 2 (Expand City- and County-led initiatives to make food more affordable) 4.2.1: Reduce and eliminate the sales tax on groceries

  • Discussion of Council leadership and next steps
Goal 1, Objective 3 (Increase local food purchasing) 1.3.1: Invest in signage, shared infrastructure, and coordinated marketing to support Douglas County farmers markets

  • Reports from FPC member Lawrence Farmers Market tours
  • Presentation from Sustainability Office intern Bryson Risley on national scan of markets that have established permanence


  1. Discussion Item: Working Groups
  2. FPC Member Updates
  3. Adjourn

For questions, contact Jasmin Moore, Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Director: or 785-331-9813.