News from Kamloops

January 7, 2014

Have your say in local food strategy

   
Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops is currently seeking four (4) community members who are interested in serving on a voluntary basis for a 17 –person Advisory Committee to develop an Urban Agriculture and Food Systems Strategy (UAFSS) through 2014.

The UAFSS will provide direction on urban agriculture issues such as community gardens and urban hens, as well as broader food policy issues such as buy-local programs and accessibility of healthy food.

The Advisory Committee will provide an opportunity for staff and community members to work together to develop an informed and well-rounded UAFSS.

Two (2) representatives from the public, one (1) representative from the food distribution, processing, and retail sector, and one (1) representative from a local farmer’s market society are required for the Advisory Committee.

Persons interested in participating on the committee should send a resume and expression of interest by January 24th to:

Attn. Carmin Mazzotta
City of Kamloops
910 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC, V2C 6N6
(p) 250 828-3728
(f) 250 828-3619
(e) cmazzotta@kamloops.ca

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Media Contact:
Carmin Mazzotta, Social and Community Development Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3728
cmazzotta@kamloops.ca