A food system includes all of the inputs that impact food, from farm to fork to waste. Findings from a 2017 county-wide community food assessment illustrate opportunities for making a more sustainable and equitable food system in Whatcom County. This committee will build on the findings of the community food assessment by engaging areas of the food system, including fishing, farming, labor, food access, environment, and waste. The purpose of this committee is to draft, implement, provide oversight for, and regularly update a county-wide food system plan to strengthen our local and regional food system.
The Food System Committee has 9 members.
This committee shall include nine members appointed by the County Executive. There shall be representation for a variety of areas related to food systems.
Current committee members:
Term of office for appointed members is four years; limit of two terms served.
The first meeting is February 20th, 2019 at the Whatcom County Health Department at 1500 State Street. Meeting schedule will be determined during the first meeting.