Implementation Task Force
The final report and recommendations were presented to the Minneapolis City Council in June 2009. City Council members unanimously passed a resolution officially supporting local foods and establishing a Task Force to guide the implementation of key recommendations. This 16-member Task Force, consisting of representatives from City departments, City Council, and community and organizational partners, will meet regularly over the next 2 years.
Implementation Task Force Members
Cam Gordon, Council Member, Ward 2
Erica Prosser, Policy Aide to Mayor Rybak
Maggi Adamek, Local Foods Advocate
JoAnne Berkenkamp, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
Karin Berkholtz, City of Minneapolis, Community Planning & Economic Development
Patty Bowler, City of Minneapolis, Health & Family Support
Rose Brewer, community at-large representative
Jim Cook, community representative appointed by the Mayor
Diane Hofstede, Council Member, Ward 3
Elizabeth Glidden, Council Member Ward 8
Greg Goeke, City of Minneapolis, Public Works
Tim Jenkins, City of Minneapolis, Regulatory Services
Valerie Martinez, community at-large representative
June Mathiowetz, City of Minneapolis, Sustainability
Kirsten Saylor, Gardening Matters
David Nicholson, Farmers’ Markets representative
Additional guidance and consultation is provided by two of the Homegrown Minneapolis Phase 1 Chairs, Julie Ristau and Megan O’Hara.
The Task Force is staffed by the Department of Health & Family Support (June Mathiowetz) with support from Council Member Cam Gordon’s Office (Robin Garwood).
Last updated Apr. 19, 2012