Boards & Commissions

Commission on Food Security, Heritage, and Economy (CFSHE)

1) Documentation:

Current AgendaPast Agendas Reports
Current LARPast LARs    
Current Minutes and AudioPast Minutes and Audio    

2) Description

The CFSHE shall have the following functions and purposes, to the extent that they are consistent with the City's strategic plan: (a) Advising the Mayor and Council on matters relating to food security, food heritage, and the food economy. (b) Providing a common forum to the member organizations for discussion and coordination of activities. (c) Fostering cooperation and efficiency among the member organizations. (d) Developing food access, food security, nutrition, and economic development goals and targets; liaison with other U.S. and international communities to identify best practices; recommending strategies to meet those goals and targets; and identifying potential funding or other resources to implement those strategies. (e) Promoting ideas, practices, and programs to increase access to healthy foods, increase demand and markets for locally-produced foods, improve local food distribution, reduce food waste, expand composting and other uses of food waste, expand food industry job opportunities, and expand food entrepreneur support. (f) Evaluating City policies and regulations for their impact on local food production, food access and security, and nutrition, and making recommendations to improve such policies and regulations. (g) At the discretion and express direction of the Mayor and Council, assuming and undertaking such other tasks or duties as would facilitate the goals and objectives of the Commission. ** 8-year term limit **

3) Maximum Number of Members

17

4) Meeting Location

Lew Murphy Room, 2nd Floor Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. County Club Road

5) Meeting Time

2nd Wednesday of each month; at 8:30 a.m.

6) Information Sheet

7) Members

MemberRoleAppointorClassification
Dr. Maribel AlvarezMemberMayor and CouncilSouthwest Folklife Alliance / Tucson Meet Yourself Nominee
Mr. Jesus GarciaMemberMayor and CouncilArizona-Sonora Desert Museum Nominee
Ms. Kara JonesMemberMayor and CouncilCommunity Food Bank of Southern Arizona Nominee
Dr. David LudwigMemberMayor and CouncilPima County Health Department Nominee
Mr. Dora MartinezMemberMayor and CouncilPima County Food Alliance Nominee
Dr. Daniel McDonaldVice ChairpersonMayor and CouncilUniversity of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nominee
Ms. Erika Mitnik-WhiteMemberMayor and CouncilLocal First Arizona Nominee
Dr. Gary NabhanMemberMayor and CouncilNative Seeds/SEARCH Nominee
Mr. Robert OjedaChairpersonMayor and CouncilCommunity Food Bank of Southern Arizona Nominee
Mr. Chet PhillipsMemberMayor and CouncilSouthwest Folklife Alliance / Tucson Meet Yourself Nominee
Mr. Joshua ProctorMemberMayor and CouncilLocal First Arizona Nominee - Representing local restaurants/stores purchasing locally grown foods.
Ms. Cie'na SchlaefliMemberMayor and CouncilPima County Food Alliance Nominee - Local Farmer/Grower
Dr. Douglas TarenMemberMayor and CouncilUniversity of Arizona College of Public Health Nominee
Ms. Kelly WattersMemberMayor and CouncilPima County Food Alliance Nominee
Ms. Debbie WeingartenMemberMayor and CouncilCommunity Food Bank of Southern Arizona Nominee - Local Farmer/ Grower

For further information please contact the City Clerk's Office at (520) 791-4213.

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