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Committee Descriptions & Goals

The Michigan Good Food initiative is a statewide effort to promote, implement, and track progress toward the Michigan Good Food Charter goals. The initiative is coordinated by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) and guided by a coalition of partners.

We are updating our former committee structure to establish a set of committees to guide and promote Charter efforts. This group will support the implementation of Charter activities through coalition-building and coordinated policy action efforts. We hope to settle on a name as well! For now, we’re referring to this as the Michigan Good Food Charter "council," which is made up of the following 3 committees:

  • Coordinating Committee

    Help us decide how we work together. This committee will design membership, governance structure, decision-making processes, and outreach and engagement methods that support the implementation of the Michigan Good Food Charter over the next 5-10 years.

  • Shared Measurement Committee

Help measure and share progress toward our collective vision. This committee will complete the selection of long-term indicators of progress and help develop the plan to gather data and share progress toward our vision and results statements. Members of this committee will track & communicate progress toward shared goals; catalyze informed action; enable collaboration & coordination, and improve data quality.

  • Policy Action Committee

Help develop a statewide food policy voice through coordinated food policy action. This committee will help with a tiered policy prioritization process, identifying existing policy action leaders and helping build a coalition around policy action related to the charter.

Timeline & Commitment

When will committees start? 
We will begin with a hybrid group development retreat that we'll schedule for late October/early November (depending on availability). Separate committee meetings will launch from there.

How often will committees meet?
That depends on the needs and availability of the committee members. As of now, we're asking you about your preferences for quarterly or bi-monthly meetings. 

What is the time commitment outside of meetings?
That will also depend on which committee you join and what each committee chooses to work on. In 2022 and 2023, we anticipate we may need some help with regional outreach or network/topic-based outreach to promote and engage folks in the updated Michigan Good Food Charter. But generally, there is not much of a time-commitment outside of meetings.

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2023 Michigan Good Food Summit Planning Committee

Help set the stage for another successful 10 years of good food in Michigan.
We plan to host a hybrid virtual/in-person summit in early spring of 2023. The theme is tentatively, "making Michigan good food work!” We are seeking  planning committee members to help us design this very interactive and exciting event which will serve as the "hard launch" for the 2022 Michigan Good Food Charter. We welcome both previous committee members as well as new folks!

Timeline & Commitment

When will committees start?
We will begin with a virtual kickoff meeting in early October.

How often will committees meet?
The planning committee will meet monthly (virtual meetings) leading up to the Summit (date TBD)

What is the time commitment outside of meetings?
Minimal time commitment outside of meetings. Committee members will be asked to promote the summit through regional outreach or network/topic-based outreach; recruit vendors and sponsors; and help with other specific summit duties as assigned;

Summit Planning Committee Nomination Form