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Local Food Team

Cheryl Graffagnino
Healthy Food Access Program Manager 
Columbus Public Health 
614-645-0867
CLGraffagnino@columbus.gov

Matt Brown
Planning Administrator
Franklin County
Economic Development & Planning Department
614-525-5647
mybrown@franklincountyohio.gov

Media Contacts

Jose Rodriguez
Columbus Public Health  
614.645.6928
jrrodriguez@columbus.gov

Tyler Lowry
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
614.525.6630
TylerLowry@franklincountyohio.gov

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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 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.

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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.