The APA-FIG Leadership Committee is interested in pursuing Division status. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (https://goo.gl/forms/PVVaEISMJZWIhhqz2) and let us know your thoughts.
As a Division of the American Planning Association, APA-FIG would become 1 of 22 APA Divisions representing a community of professionals. APA Divisions have 501(c)3 status, have a seat on the Divisions Council, are governed by individual bylaws, prepare an annual work plan and budget, and have both elected and appointed leadership positions.
By becoming an official APA Division, APA-FIG could improve its visibility within the APA and increase awareness of food systems planning among the broader planning community, and have a greater connection to APA networking and professional development opportunities.
The University at Buffalo in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Nutrition Partnership’s Veggie Van program are developing a toolkit and technical assistance program for new mobile produce markets across the county. We are looking for mobile produce markets at different stages of planning and operation to both assist with the toolkit development (for more established mobile markets) and to potentially receive technical assistance (for new or developing mobile markets). We anticipate that funding will be available for organizations at both levels.
If you represent an organization that is planning or operating a mobile produce market, please complete this brief survey to help us better understand the types of mobile market programs that currently exist and to identify potential partnerships.
Link to survey: https://goo.gl/forms/maYkyqK6IwLC90mp2
Please note: For the purpose of this survey, a mobile produce market is defined by sales of fresh produce at multiple non-permanent locations (or delivered to people’s homes) by an organization that is not the primary producer (i.e., farmer).
For additional information contact: Lucia A. Leone, PhD
Assistant Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
School of Public Health and Health Professions
University at Buffalo, State University of New York