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Local Food Team

Cheryl Graffagnino
Local Food Systems Strategies Coordinator
Columbus Public Health
Jalisa Dawkins
Local Food Systems Strategies Manager
Columbus Public Health
Brian Estabrook
Food Systems Planner
Franklin County Economic Development & Planning Department

Media Contacts Tyler Lowry
Franklin County Board of Commissioners

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In 2014, Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady partnered to launch the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan, a community planning effort to create a stronger, more sustainable local food system.  Local Matters, a non-profit organization was engaged by the City to ensure robust community participation and feedback in the process.  

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The Local Food Action Plan 2017 Annual Report is now available. Learn more.

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The Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan was adopted by Columbus City Council and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in November, 2016. Learn more.

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The City-County Joint Local Food Team consists of staff from Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Economic Development and Planning.  Learn more.


The Local Food Advisory Board consists of influential community mobilizers and food system experts who will help implement the City of Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan. Learn more.

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Join our email list to receive regular updates on the Local Food Action Plan.  Learn more.