The Leadership Council is the decision-making body for the Pima County Food Alliance. Our monthly meetings are where most of the exciting work and coordination actually gets done. As a group of individuals dedicated to food justice in our community, we discuss project and partnership opportunities, share information, set goals, and strategize about the work necessary to achieve those goals.
The work of Pima County Food Alliance is grassroots, unpaid, completely volunteer, and driven by passion for creating a more resilient, healthy, and inclusive food system. It is important that you understand this before committing to join the Leadership Council! It can be rewarding and foster meaningful connections with other leaders in the Tucson food system; but you need to be at the table, on time, and bring an appetite.
Council members commit to a 2-year term upon acceptance, with an average commitment of 10 hours per month (varying throughout the year). This includes monthly Leadership Council meetings, monthly subcommittee meetings, an annual retreat, larger events several times each year, and individual contributions of time. Leadership Council meetings occur monthly for about an hour and a half. We ask all Leadership Council members to commit to at least 9 meetings per year and join at least one of the subcommittees.
Current Council members will review applications and be in touch with all applicants by early January. Please save the date for our annual retreat on January 13, 2019 from 2-5pm. Location TBD.