Food Systems Council
The Linn County Food Systems Council (LCFSC) was created on March 28, 2012 by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The Planning & Development Department, in partnership with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development, provides financial and staff support to the Council.
The Food Systems Council advises on policies and programs with the objective of making the Linn County food system economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve a four-year term and may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Members typically have expertise in various segments of the food system including banking, real estate, distribution, education, health, law, marketing, processing, procurement, production or waste management.
Council Members (four-year terms)
|RaeAnn Gordon||Iowa State Extension - Linn County||12/31/24|
|Kim Guardado||HACAP Food Reservoir||12/31/22|
|Carter Oswood||Feed Iowa First||12/31/23|
|Laura Seyfer||Iowa BIG||12/31/24|
|August Stolba||Prairiewoods Spirituality Center||12/31/21|
|Jason Snell||Sunrise Movement Community Action Fund||12/31/25|
|Chris Thoms||At Large||12/31/21|
|Lynne Abbott||Linn County Public Health||12/31/23|
|Stephanie Schrader||City of Cedar Rapids||12/31/23|
|Ellie Evans||Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance||12/31/24|
|Scott Koepke||Etzel Sugar Grove Farm||12/31/22|
|Mike Tertinger||Linn County Planning & Development||Staff Liaison|
|Ryan Sampica||Linn County Planning & Development||Staff|
The council meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Meetings are currently being held virtually. For information on attending the meetings, email Mike Tertinger.
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