The Council shall have no fewer than 9 and no more than 15 community members with a strong understanding of the various segments of a local food system.

Food Policy Council Members

Members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a term of three years, except when the Council shall first be created.

Any member may be reappointed without limitation as to the number of terms served.

Members of the Council shall:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to respectfully engage diverse stakeholders within the community and seek to understand and respond to their concerns;
  2. Provide leadership to and coordinate the development of policies and priorities on a regional, state and national level;
  3. Be consistent with the Dubuque County Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Plan and the Regional Smart Plan;
  4. Build the capacity of stakeholders to find common ground on policy priorities, generate public support for those policies, compile data and educate residents and community leaders on issues in our food system;
  5. Identify and prioritize issues and make recommendations that promote, support and strengthen access to healthy affordable food for residents of the Dubuque County;
  6. Recommend strategies to enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health of Dubuque County as it relates to food and agricultural systems;
  7. Make decisions and recommend dispersal of funds in Dubuque County in the form of grants that will support the mission of the Council.