Collaboration is at the heart of our Food Policy Council.
There are many ways you can become a part of our work!
Become a Council Member
Applications to become a Council Member are now closed for the 2023 term.
Soon you will be able to learn more about our 2023 Council.
If you are interested in acting in this role in future terms, please make sure you receive our newsletter for updates and consider joining a Committee now.
Council & Committee Meetings
Meetings are open to all, but please note that these are working meetings with agendas.
We also host social activities, which we announce through our newsletter and through Green Umbrella communications.
Please feel encouraged to join us in both kinds of gatherings.
Join the mailing list for a Committee so you can receive pertinent email updates including:
Committee Meeting information, such as reminders, agendas, and follow-up tasks, and
Committee-relevant news and opportunities, like timely announcements about policy issues, grant opportunities, professional development, events, calls to action.
alternating months, second Tuesday, 11:00am—12:30pm
Feb. 14, Apr. 11, Jun. 13, Aug. 8, Oct. 10, Dec. 12
in person at the Green Umbrella offices,
Farms & Land Use Committee
Sunday, April 23, 10:00am—11:00am
May onward: third Sunday, 10:00am—11:00am
virtual, via Google Meet, unless announced in advance
(or join Council Member Aaron Parker at Aiken HS)
Access & Education Committee
monthly, second Mondays, 3:00pm—4:00pm
virtual, via Zoom, unless announced in advance
monthly, third Wednesday, 1:30pm—2:30pm
in person, locations vary
Apr. 19 meeting is in the conference room at the City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment and Sustainability
May 17 meeting is in Room 262, at the Green Umbrella offices, The Digital Futures Building at University of Cincinnati
July through September meetings are in the conference room at the City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment and Sustainability
monthly, first Friday, 10:00am—11:00am
virtual, via Teams
monthly, second or third Wednesday*
*depends on timing of Council meetings
in person: Mar. 8, May 10, Jul. 12, Sep. 13, Nov. 8
virtual, via Teams: Apr. 12, Jun. 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11, Dec. 13
in-person locations vary but are determined at least a month in advance
Regional Farm to School Advisory Board
quarterly, at least through September 2023
Thurs., Mar. 16, and Thurs., June 15
virtual, via Zoom