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Food and Farm Council of Riley County and City of Manhattan

Meet the Council Members

Vickie James
Vickie James
Council Coordinator
Blake Druecker
Blake Druecker
Food System Retail/Waste Mgmt./food recovery/Chamber of Commerce member (City)
Carol Sevin
Carol Sevin
KSU/At-Risk Populations (City)
Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Jackson
Research and Extension/Health (County)
John Green
John Green
Retail/Institutional Food/Waste Management (County)
Maureen Olewnik
Maureen Olewnik
KSU/Small Agriculture/Food Industry (County)
Lizz Daniels
Lizz Daniels
Community at Large/Communications (City)
Adrian Self
Adrian Self
KSU-NABC/At-Risk Populations (City)
Cheryl Arthur
Cheryl Arthur
Schools System (City)
Andrea DeJesus
Andrea DeJesus
Small Scale Agriculture/Farm-to-Plate (County)
Krista Sylvester
Krista Sylvester
Waste Management (County)
Janette Gelroth
Janette Gelroth
Community at Large/Rural (County)
Liz Nelson
Liz Nelson
Seniors/At Risk/Public Health/Healthy Food Advocacy (County)
Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
Healthy Food Advocate/Hunger Relief (County)
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson
At-Risk/Retail/Transportation (City)
Megan Dougherty
Megan Dougherty
Nutrition/Food Safety/Health (County)
Shanika Rose
Shanika Rose
County Staff Liaison
Julie Gibbs
Julie Gibbs
County Staff Liaison

Requirements

Our 15-member Council comprises six City appointees and nine County appointees.

 

Members have expertise in relevant fields, and to the extent possible, represent the diversity of the community in aspects such as culture, gender, age and geography. Priority is given to applicants who live or work in the City of Manhattan, Riley County and adjoining counties.

 

Interested in serving on the Council? Please review which stakeholder group you would like to represent. Learn more about the requirements, then fill out an interest form on the City or County website.

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