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Planning
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The Colorado Food Summit
Planning Committee

The Cable Center
2000 Buchtel Boulevard South
Denver, CO 80210

BRINGING TOGETHER ALL REGIONS OF COLORADO

Though as food system stakeholders we often frame ourselves in terms of our differences, we have much more in common than we realize, including sharing elements of a food vision for Colorado focused on regenerative and equitable agricultural systems, that benefit local and regional communities and economies, that improves individual livelihoods and community health, and that supports the next generation of producers and other food system stakeholders.

Policy, or the rules we set out for ourselves, can be a powerful tool for transformation and has the potential to help us achieve these positive outcomes in Colorado. However, unintended consequences are also common if policies are not considered holistically by a diverse set of informed and connected stakeholders. It is thus imperative to build trust, common language, and understanding across this broad network, providing inclusive pathways for all stakeholders to participate in moving our state toward a shared food vision. We hope that this convening can provide a starting point to further the conversation about how local and state programs and policies can be leveraged to help us achieve a better food future for all Coloradans.

Given the focus on leveraging food policy, we our planning committee is made up of representatives from each of the state’s food policy councils/coalitions, which are in turn representative of the diversity of Colorado’s food systems.

Though as food system stakeholders we often frame ourselves in terms of our differences, we have much more in common than we realize, including sharing elements of a food vision for Colorado focused on regenerative and equitable agricultural systems, that benefit local and regional communities and economies, that improves individual livelihoods and community health, and that supports the next generation of producers and other food system stakeholders.

Policy, or the rules we set out for ourselves, can be a powerful tool for transformation and has the potential to help us achieve these positive outcomes in Colorado. However, unintended consequences are also common if policies are not considered holistically by a diverse set

of informed and connected stakeholders. It is thus imperative to build
trust, common language, and understanding across this broad network, providing inclusive pathways for all stakeholders to participate in moving our state toward a shared food vision. We hope that this convening can provide a starting point to further the conversation about how local and state programs and policies can be leveraged to help us achieve a better food future for all Coloradans.

Given the focus on leveraging food policy, we our planning committee is made up of representatives from each of the state’s food policy councils/coalitions, which are in turn representative of the diversity of Colorado’s food systems.

Ally Jean Arnold

Ally Jean Arnold

Jordan Beezley

Jordan Beezley

Lilian Brislen

Lilian Brislen

Mozhdeh Bruss

Mozhdeh Bruss

Libby Christensen

Libby Christensen

Willow Cozzens

Willow Cozzens

Alex DeJoy

Alex DeJoy

James Hale

James Hale

Jenileigh Harris

Jenileigh Harris

Becca Jablonski

Becca Jablonski

Rachel Landis

Rachel Landis

Liza Marron

Liza Marron

Monique Merez

Monique Merez

Julie Moore

Julie Moore

Megan Moore

Megan Moore

Hallie Nelson

Hallie Nelson

Penelope Powell

Penelope Powell

Letisha Steele

Letisha Steele

Inclusive leadership training provided by: Leanne Alaman, Embodied Contribution.

Leanne Alaman

Leanne Alaman

Event planning services provided by: Jolly Events

Speakers

Meet the wide range of speakers for the 2022 Colorado Food Summit.

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