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This page contains information on the Food Policy Council of Douglas County, Kansas.

Welcome to the homepage of the Douglas County Food Policy Council. Established by the County Commission in September, 2009, the Food Policy Council seeks to identify the benefits, challenges and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system in Douglas County.

The FPC will serve as a forum for discussion and coordination for community-wide efforts to improve the Douglas County community's access to local food supply and distribution networks. Therefore, the FPC will focus on the following priority areas:
  1. Economic development and entrepreneurial opportunities related to local food production and consumption
  2. Improved health outcomes
  3. Positive environmental quality impacts
  4. Increased access to, and distribution of wholesome, local food
  5. Support for local producers of sustainable food products
  6. Identification, preservation, and/or sustainable development of local resources including soil, agricultural land, important breeds/cultivars, water, skilled labor, capital, and markets
  7. Increased education and awareness on the part of Douglas County residents regarding the benefits of locally produced foods

Forms & Documents



Food Policy Council Roster


  • Greg Shipe (Ag Producer)
  • Jill Elmers (Ag Producer)
  • Diane Fishburn (Ag Producer)
  • Rita York (Retail Food: The Merc)
  • Jan Hornberger (Retail Food: Hy-Vee)
  • Rick Martin (Retail Food: Limestone Restaurant)
  • Paula Murish (Food Service Director, Lawrence Public Schools)
  • Kim Criner (JCCC Sustainability Education Coordinator)
  • Bill Wood (KSU Extension Douglas County)
  • Daniel Poull (City Sustainability Advisory Board)
  • Pattie Johnston (Douglas County Senior Services)
  • Teresa Flory (Ag Producer)
  • Emily Hampton (DCCDA)
  • Carol Gilmore (Registered dietician)
  • Bob Lominska (Kansas Rural Center)
  • Jen Humphrey (Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market)
  • Brady Pollington (Lawrence Chamber of Commerce)
  • Jason Hering (Youth representative)
  • Brenna Wulfkuhle (At-Large Member)
  • Dennis "Boog" Highberger (At-Large Member)
  • Ashley Jones-Wisener (At-Large Member)
  • Chris Tilden (Douglas County Health Dept.)
  • Elizabeth Stewart (Sunflower Foundation)
  • Douglas County Staff: Eileen Horn, Sustainability Coordinator
  • City/County Planning Staff: Amy Miller, Planner II

Meeting Schedule
Date Time(s) Location
Monday, May 19th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, June 16th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, July 21st, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, August 18th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, September 15th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, October 20th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, November 17th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced
Monday, December 15th, 2014 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To Be Announced


Archived Agendas
File Name Format
FPC Agenda: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 17th, 2014 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, January 20st, 2014 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 16th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, November 12th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, October 21st, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, September 16th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, August 19th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, July 15th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, June 17th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, May 20th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, April 15th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, March 18th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 18th, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, January 21st, 2013 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 17th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, October 15th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, September 17th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, August 20th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, July 16th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, June 18th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, May 14st, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, April 16th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, March 19st, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 20th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, January 16th, 2012 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 19th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, November 21st, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, October 17th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, September 19th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, August 15th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, July 18th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, June 20th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, May 16th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, April 18th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, March 21st, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 21st, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, January 17th, 2011 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 13th, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, November 15th, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, October 18th , 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, September 20th , 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, August 16th , 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, Julyt 19th , 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, June 21, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, May 17, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, April 19, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, March 29, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 15, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, February 1, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, January 4, 2010 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 21, 2009 PDF
FPC Agenda: Monday, December 7, 2009 PDF


Archived Meeting Notes
File Name Format
FPC Meeting Notes: January 20th, 2014 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 20th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: November 12th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: October 21st, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: September 16th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: August 19th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: July 15th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: June 17th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: May 20th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: April 15th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: March 18th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: February 18th, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: January 21st, 2013 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 17th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: October 15th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: September 17th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: August 20th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: July 16th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: June 18th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: May 14th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: April 16th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: March 19th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: February 20th, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: January 16, 2012 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 19th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: November 21st, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: October 17th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: September 19th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: August 15th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: July 18th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: June 20th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: May 16th, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: April 18, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: March 21, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: February 21, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: January 17, 2011 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 13, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: November 15, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: October 18, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: September 20, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: August 16, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: July 19, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: June 21, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: May 17, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: April 19, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: February 15, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: February 1, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: January 4, 2010 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 21, 2009 PDF
FPC Meeting Notes: December 7, 2009 PDF


Contact Information


  • Eileen Horn, Sustainability Coordinator
  • (785) 330-2873