Redefined by Joint City Ordinance No. 9637/County Resolution No. 19-01, the Douglas County Food Policy Council (FPC) is a joint city/county advisory body whose goal is to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system in Douglas County.
The FPC consists of 16 members – seven (7) appointed by the City and nine (9) appointed by the County.
The FPC seeks to support a successful, sustainable local food system in Lawrence and Douglas County. To this end, the purpose of the FPC is to advise elected officials on food-system related policy issues and to provide a community forum for local food system development. The work of the FPC helps advance community progress towards the following goals: (1) Agricultural producers, food entrepreneurs, and food sector workers thrive in our regional economy. (2) As our cities grow, we prioritize natural resource conservation and maintain working lands to promote soil health. (3) We build and design our communities to ensure food access, foster health, and eliminate food deserts. (4) Our community fosters an equitable food system. (5) Our community eliminates waste in our local food system. The FPC advances its work by convening and engaging diverse perspectives.
For more information, please visit the website at: https://www.douglascountyks.org/fpc/welcome.
The FPC meets the third Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at various locations around the DGCO food system.