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.  

Mission & Goals

Apply to serve on the Linn County Food Systems Council.

Council Members (four-year terms)

NameOrganizationTerm Expires
Matthew McGraneNewBo City Market12/31/26
Emmaly RenshawFeed Iowa First12/31/26
Hailee SandbergIowa State Extension - Linn County12/31/24
Kim GuardadoHACAP Food Reservoir12/31/26
Laura OndlerHorizons12/31/26
Emily QualCobble Hill12/31/26
Laura KrouseAbbe Hills Farm12/31/25
Stephanie SchraderCity of Cedar Rapids12/31/28
Jacquie MontoyaPublic Heath12/31/25
Drew EricksonRodale Institute Midwest Organic Center12/31/27
Kelly Ridenour GiuratoAt-large12/31/27
Aaron BrewerAt-large12/31/27
Brittany Hannah At-large12/31/27


Mike Tertinger
Linn County Planning & Development
Staff Liaison
Amy SpeedLinn County Planning & Development


The council meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Harris Public Health Building, 1020 6th St. S.E., Cedar Rapids. For information on attending the meetings, email Mike Tertinger.

Agendas & Minutes

View All

Sign up to receive meeting and agenda notifications via text message or email.