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The Missoula City-County Food Policy Advisory Board was established in May 2020 to coordinate and collaborate with existing local, county, regional and state food and agriculture programs; bring to the attention of City Council and Missoula County Commissioners new programs and opportunities related to food and framing; and to provide policy recommendations.

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Board Information

The Missoula City-County Food Policy Advisory Board was established in May 2020 to coordinate and collaborate with existing local, county, regional and state food and agriculture programs; bring to the attention of City Council and Missoula County Commissioners new programs and opportunities related to food and framing; and to provide policy recommendations that focus on:

1: Increased access to affordable, nutritious and safe food for all Missoula city and county residents.

2: Enrollment in nutrition assistance programs to those who qualify.

3: The sustainability of human and natural resources necessary for agriculture (including agricultural land, important breeds/cultivars, water, skilled labor, capital and markets).

4: Development of small to mid-sized business in the food and farming sectors.

5: Strong, vibrant local food systems in Missoula city and county.

6: Make recommendation on state and federal policies

 

Meetings and Agendas

Projects and Outreach

Meetings are held in a hybrid fashion in person and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Meetings will be held in the Community & Planning Services Office conference room, 127 E. Main St., Suite 2 on the third Monday of each month from 3:30-5:00 PM.

Seven members and two alternate members who vote in the absence of a regular member.

One member is appointed by the Mayor, two by the City Council, three by the County Commissioners and one by the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition.

The first alternate is appointed by the County Commissioners and the second alternate is appointed by the City Council.

 

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Laurie Hire: lhire@missoulacounty.us
• 1 - Mayor appointed regular member • 2 - City Council appointed regular members • 3 - County Commissioner appointed regular members • 1 -CFAC regular member (chosen from CFAC director) • 1 - County Commissioner first alternate • 1 - City Council second alternate
Public Safety, Health and Operations
Name Position Term Start Term End Status Appointed By
Allison Thompson, Amy Alternate 2 15 May 2023 31 Dec 2024 Active City Council
Berglund, Erika Chair 01 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2026 Active Mayor
Billadeau, Scott Regular Member 01 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2025 Active Board of County Commissioners
Blumenthal, Lori Regular Member 31 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2026 Active Board of County Commissioners
Melton, Grant Regular Member 01 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2025 Active City Council
Wills, Jody Regular Member 01 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2024 Active Board of County Commissioners
Zaso, Jenny Community Food and Agriculture Coalition 01 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2024 Active Community Food and Agriculture Coalition