The Clark County Food System Council increases and preserves access to safe, local and healthy food for all residents of Clark County. The council supports a viable, economical and sustainable local food system through multiple strategies including:
- Strengthening the connections between food, health, natural resource protection, economic development and the agricultural community.
- Researching, analyzing and reporting on information about the local food system.
- Advocating for and advising on food system and food policy implementation.
- Promoting and providing education on food system issues.
Clark County Food System Council Seeking New Members The Clark County Food System Council, a citizen advisory council whose mission is to increase and preserve access to safe, local and healthy food for Clark County residents, currently has membership openings. The Food System Council brings together individuals from different sectors of the community food system around common interests and beliefs related to creating and maintaining a sustainable community food system.
Applications are currently being taken through April 15.
For more information, please contact Theresa Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-397-8000 Ext 7378.
The 2013-14 Policy Roadmap for Clark County's Food System (PDF) prioritizes strategies to improve access to healthy and local food, and protect land for agriculture.
Food System Council framework (PDF) describes council structure and work strategies.
The council meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.
Meetings are held in Conference Rooms 210-A, B, and C at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA.
Meetings are open to the public.
2013 meeting agendas and minutes (PDFs)
2012 meeting agendas and minutes (PDFs)
The council is comprised of a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 21 Clark County residents representing as many of the following professions and/or viewpoints as possible: agriculture, nutrition, education, emergency food systems, health care, food services, food manufacturers and distributors, waste management, planning, transportation, grocery, community members, business or economic development, human services, faith based organizations, land use and concerned citizens. In addition to the elected membership, the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) will have the ability to appoint a member to the council.
Council members are appointed for 1 or 2-year terms and may be reappointed for an additional term with rotations that ensure continuity with new members joining experienced members.
For more information, contact:
Tricia Mortell, Program Manager
Chronic Disease Prevention
(360) 397-8000 ext. 7211