Food Systems Council
The Linn County Food Systems Council (LCFSC) was created on March 28, 2012 by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The Planning & Development Department, in partnership with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development, provides financial and staff support to the Council.
The Food Systems Council advises on policies and programs with the objective of making the Linn County food system economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve a four-year term(s). Members typically have expertise in various segments of the food system including banking, real estate, distribution, education, health, law, marketing, processing, procurement, production or waste management.
Council Members (four-year terms)
|Sarah Blais||NewBo City Mark||12/31/26|
|Emmaly Renshaw||Feed Iowa First||12/31/26|
|Sandy Rosenberger||Iowa State Extension - Linn County||12/31/24|
|Kim Guardado||HACAP Food Reservoir||12/31/22|
|Emily Qual||Cobble Hill||12/31/26|
|Laura Seyfer||Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance||12/31/24|
|August Stolba||Prairiewoods Spirituality Center||12/31/25|
|Laura Krouse||Abbe Hills Farm||12/31/25|
|Stephanie Schrader||City of Cedar Rapids||12/31/23|
|Amy Hockett||Public Health||12/31/25|
|Tamara Marcus||Linn County Sustainability Council||Staff|
|Mike Tertinger||Linn County Planning & Development||Staff Liaison|
|Cathy Coppess||Linn County Planning & Development||Staff|
The council meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids. For information on attending the meetings, email Mike Tertinger.
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