Boards & Commissions
Commission on Food Security, Heritage, and Economy (CFSHE)
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
4) Meeting Location
City Hall, 1st Floor Conference Room, 255 W. Alameda St.
5) Meeting Time
2nd Wednesday of each month; at 8:00 a.m.
6) Information Sheet
|Mr. Sam Alboy||Member||Mayor and Council||Local First Arizona Nominee - Representing local restaurants/stores purchasing locally grown foods.|
|Dr. Maribel Alvarez||Member||Mayor and Council||Southwest Folklife Alliance / Tucson Meet Yourself Nominee|
|Mr. Jesus Garcia||Member||Mayor and Council||Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Nominee|
|Ms. Kara Jones||Member||Mayor and Council||Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Nominee|
|Dr. David Ludwig||Member||Mayor and Council||Pima County Health Department Nominee|
|Mr. Dora Martinez||Member||Mayor and Council||Pima County Food Alliance Nominee|
|Dr. Daniel McDonald||Member||Mayor and Council||University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nominee|
|Ms. Erika Mitnik-White||Member||Mayor and Council||Local First Arizona Nominee|
|Dr. Gary Nabhan||Member||Mayor and Council||Native Seeds/SEARCH Nominee|
|Mr. Robert Ojeda||Member||Mayor and Council||Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Nominee|
|Mr. Chet Phillips||Chairperson||Mayor and Council||Southwest Folklife Alliance / Tucson Meet Yourself Nominee|
|Ms. Cie'na Schlaefli||Member||Mayor and Council||Pima County Food Alliance Nominee - Local Farmer/Grower|
|Dr. Douglas Taren||Member||Mayor and Council||University of Arizona College of Public Health Nominee|
|Ms. Kelly Watters||Member||Mayor and Council||Pima County Food Alliance Nominee|
|Ms. Debbie Weingarten||Member||Mayor and Council||Community 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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