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)
|Matthew McGrane||NewBo City Market||12/31/26|
|Emmaly Renshaw||Feed Iowa First||12/31/26|
|Hailee Sandberg||Iowa State Extension - Linn County||12/31/24|
|Kim Guardado||HACAP Food Reservoir||12/31/26|
|Emily Qual||Cobble Hill||12/31/26|
|Laura Krouse||Abbe Hills Farm||12/31/25|
|Stephanie Schrader||City of Cedar Rapids||12/31/23|
|Jacquie Montoya||Public Heath||12/31/25|
|Drew Erickson||Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center||12/31/27|
|Kelly Ridenour Giurato||At-large||12/31/27|
|Tamara Marcus||Linn County Sustainability Department||Staff|
|Mike Tertinger||Linn County Planning & Development||Staff Liaison|
|Amy Speed||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 Harris Public Health Building, 1020 6th St. S.E., Cedar Rapids. For information on attending the meetings, email Mike Tertinger.
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