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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

The Local Food Advisory Board

The Local Food Advisory Board consists of influential community mobilizers and food system experts who can provide intellectual, physical, social, and/or monetary capital. These are leaders in our community who can achieve results and increase awareness of food related issues among decision makers in our community. The Local Food Advisory Board, consisting of 12 members who are directly appointed by Columbus City Council (6 seats) and Franklin County Board of Commissioners (6 seats), will meet quarterly to:

  • prioritize Local Food Action Plan actions for implementation
  • report progress to City and County elected officials
  • evaluate food system-related proposals made to City/County