On October 19 the Food Strategy will be holding its first ever AGM! Over the past three years the Food Strategy has made a number of strides in creating a stronger food system for the area. The Food Strategy has also grown by leaps and bounds and has evolved as a community initiative. To celebrate and recognize these developments, we're establishing the area's first ever Food Strategy Council.
The Food Strategy Council will be a space for community members, sector representatives, and working group members to offer input into the implementation of the Food Strategy, including the Food Strategy’s various projects, partnerships, research, communications, and policy initiatives. If you're passionate about food issues and want to get involved in the Food Strategy, this is a meeting you won't want to miss!
The meeting will take place on October 19 from 4:00 - 6:30pm in the McNaughton room at City Hall. The McNaughton room is located on the third floor of City Hall. The doors to City Hall are locked by 4:30pm so don't be late!
At the AGM, the Food Strategy's Administrative Committee will report on a number of new developments, including changes to the Food Strategy's governance model, the hiring of a new Food Strategy Coordinator, current projects, and the status of the Food Strategy's Implementation Plan. Those attending the meeting will also have the opportunity to vote on a slate of candidates that will make up the Food Strategy's new Executive Committee that will replace the Administrative Committee.
If you're planning on attending, RSVP by emailing Ellen Mortfield, Executive Director of EcoSuperior, atby October 13. Please also share news of this meeting through your networks! All are welcome to attend!
You can download the Food Strategy's new Terms of Reference, see the Nominating Committee's recommendations for the Executive Committee, and check out the Food Strategy Council's membership application form to learn how you can become a member. All these documents will also be available at the meeting.
The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is committed to creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system that contributes to the economic and ecological health and social well-being of the City of Thunder Bay and Area.