Food Policy Council and Director Establishment Act of 2014

Jurisdiction Name: District of Columbia
State/Province: DC
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 658,893
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: Web
Policy type: act
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food connections
Keywords: advisory group, economic development, food access, food distribution, food policy coordinator, food policy council, food procurement, food production, food purchasing, food retail, food security, food system, food system metrics, healthy food, land use, local food, low-income, staffing, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

District of Columbia Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Executive Office of the Mayor, DC Office of Planning
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

Purpose of the DC Food Policy Council – Establish a Food Policy Council to:
• Identify regulatory burdens on the local food economy,
• Collect and analyze data on the food economy and food equity,
• Promote positive food policies, and
• Guide organizations and individuals involved in the food economy and to
• Establish a Food Policy Director in the Office of Planning who would:

  • Promote food policy in the District,
  • Attract new participants to the local food economy,
  • Assist an individual already participating in the local food economy, and
  • Achieve the food goals identified in the Sustainable DC Plan.
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