The How and Why of Local Government Support for Food Systems
November 8, 2016 - Author: Laura Goddeeris, Jelani Newton
In 2015, the CRFS and the International City-County Management Association (ICMA) conducted a second national survey of local government leaders on their policies, programs, plans, and partnerships that support local food systems. More than 2,200 communities responded.
The Food Policy Networks project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future hosted this webinar, which featured CRFS and ICMA offering one of the first in-depth discussions of the study’s findings. Data indicating how and why municipal and county governments across the country are (or are not) supporting local food and farm efforts are presented, followed by discussion with three local leaders about how government supports food system initiatives in their communities.
Speakers on this webinar include:
- Laura Goddeeris, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- Jelani Newton, International City/County Management Association
- Ed Barrett, City of Lewiston, Maine
- Holly Freishtat, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Department of Planning
- Kathleen Holian, Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners