The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill up to five voluntary appointments on its Food Systems Council.
The mission of the Food Systems Council is to bring together agriculture, food industry, educators, economic development, conservation, and hunger representatives to guide and advise the County on policies and programs that will make Linn County’s food system economically, environmentally and socially resilient. The Council develops and periodically updates strategic goals to guide local government and community decision making on food issues such as local land use policies related to food production and distribution, and methods to build regional demand for locally produced foods and food products. Every year the Linn County Food Systems Council sponsors public forums and provides an annual report to the Linn County Board of Supervisors.
Ideal candidates for appointment include representation from the following constituencies:
- Grower / producer
- Economic Development
- Food Distribution/Processing
- At-large members
Applicants must be residents of Linn County and may submit an online application through the Linn County website at www.linncounty.org or may pick up an application at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Linn County Planning & Development Department at (319) 892-5130.