On Wednesday, June 21st, Winnipeg City Council appointed ten members to the first ever Winnipeg Food Council. The new members will join Mayor Brian Bowman and one representative from Winnipeg City Council to sit on the council. This move in Winnipeg is a big step towards a city where everyone can get the good food they need.
We are happy to congratulate the first ten members of the Winnipeg Food Council:
Lavonne Harms, representative nominated by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Jasmine Tara, citizen-at-large member
Joyce Slater, representative from the research sector
Rob Moquin, representative from a community group or network
Phaedra Miller, representative nominated by the Province of Manitoba
Andi Sharma, citizen-at-large member
Mandela Madit Kuet, citizen-at-large member
James Battershill, representative involved with food production
Bruce Berry, representative involved with food production
Kelly Janz, representative involved with food business
Thank you to everyone who supported getting the Winnipeg Food Council motion passed at City Hall on February 22nd. After 9 years of community work to get here, we are thrilled to see the council in place and look forward to tackling issues related to food in our city in a new way.
The Future of Food in Winnipeg http://www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/2015/09/the-future-of-food-in-winnipeg/
Winnipeg Food Council will work Toward Enhancing Access to Local, Affordable, and Healthy Food http://www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/2017/03/winnipeg-food-council-ccednet/
Winnipeg Food Council on the Horizon http://www.foodmattersmanitoba.ca/2015/06/winnipeg-food-policy-council-on-the-horizon/