Get Involved!

Do you have experience you’d like to share on a food-related issue? Would you like to represent your community in a more engaged way?

The Food Policy Board working groups need community participants to inform policy recommendations for a healthy and equitable local food system. If you’re interested in joining a working group, contact the board liaison for more information.

Working Groups:

  • Support Farms & Farmers, contact: Co-Chair Lorig Hawkins or Co-Chair Felipe Camacho
    Develops policies and procedures to preserve existing farmland and increase access to new farmland for farmers from diverse backgrounds, communities, and skillsets.
  • Build Opportunities for Food Entrepreneurs, contact: Co-Chair Sharon Mays
    Works to ensure a comprehensive and accessible set of codes, ordinances, policies, rules, and incentives throughout Austin and Travis County to stimulate a thriving community-based food system.
  • Healthy Food Access to All Communities, contact: Chair Andrea Abel
    Uses advocacy and researched-based policy to encourage greater access to healthy food, as well as educational opportunities to support a secure food future for all.
  • Food and Climate, contact: Co-Chair Karen Magid or Co-Chair Sandra Van den Berg
    Works to quantify the carbon footprint of food and agriculture activities in Austin-Travis County to provide solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sequestering atmospheric carbon, and building a resilient food system for all Austin residents.

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