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File #: 0024X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: To recognize and celebrate Mr. Terry Traster on being selected as a January 2020 Local Food Action Plan Local Food Champion by the Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Board and the Franklin County Local Food Council.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

 

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To recognize and celebrate Mr. Terry Traster on being selected as a January 2020 Local Food Action Plan Local Food Champion by the Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Board and the Franklin County Local Food Council.

 

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WHEREAS, The Local Food Champion's work embodies one or each of the four goals outlined in the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan which include: enhancing the coordination and communication among existing food resources and agencies; improving access to and education about healthy food, affordable food and local food; increasing the role of food in economic development; and preventing food-related waste; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Local Food Board was established to oversee, prioritize and guide implementation activities of the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) is an independent advisory council that brings together people from across the food system, from growers to eaters, with a particular interest in people and neighborhoods most affected by food system policies and programs; and

WHEREAS, The Local Food Champion Award recognizes and celebrates grassroots community efforts that support the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan’s vision of a fair and sustainable food system that benefits our local economy, the environment, and each of the residents in our community; and

WHEREAS, The City of Columbus & the Franklin County Local Food Board and the Franklin County Local Food Council recognize Mr. Terry Traster as a winner of the January 2020 Local Food Champion Award as his work embodies the goals outlined in the Local Food Action Plan - Terry has been at ECDI for the last 4 years - He is the program Director of the Food Fort, a social enterprise focused on launching and expanding nascent food-based businesses. Terry oversees over 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and 6 kitchens that are home to over 45 small food businesses - Terry also coaches these small startup businesses by providing industry expertise, food safety training, and other business support to help foster these nascent businesses into thriving businesses -  He is constantly looking for ways to help small food-based businesses grow.”  These efforts exemplify Goal C of the Local Food Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, Terry’s achievements were honored during a special ceremony at the Franklin County Local Food Council meeting in January 2020; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate Mr. Terry Traster on being selected as a January 2020 Local Food Action Plan Local Food Champion by the Columbus and Franklin County Local Food Board and the Franklin County Local Food Council.