MV Food Policy Advisory Council

The Council’s role will be to identify, develop, promote and support local efforts to create a strong and resilient local food system where affordable, nutritious food is accessible to all. The Council’s efforts will focus on three key areas: healthy people, healthy environment and healthy economy. 

Council Members (as of 2/24/2019)
Marty Broccoli, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida
Catherine Bullwinkle, Community Representative
Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network
Bob DeSanctis, Royal Landscape
Kelly Fleming, Mohawk Valley Community College
Barbara Freeman, Unitarian Church of Barneveld/OHSWA/Trenton Farmers’ Market
Beth Irons, Oneida County Public Market
Rebecca Kearns, Boilermaker
Ryan Miller, MVCC/thINCubator
Hillary Joy Pitoniak, Hamilton College
Guy Sassaman, Oneida County Planning Department
Jake Schieferstine, Oneida County Farm Bureau
Jack Spaeth, City of Utica
Jan Squadrito, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
Russell Stewart, Waterville CSD/OHM BOCES
Charlie Sweet, Compassion Coalition
Peter Zawko, Mohawk Valley EDGE

Jim Manning, Community Representative