The Coalition is comprised of:
- Community Partners
- Work Groups
- Advisory Committee
- Steering Committee
All organizations and individuals working within the Mid-Shore Food System are welcome to join the Coalition, participate in Work Groups, and may petition to become Committee members.
May be formed as needed by a simple majority vote of the Steering Committee or at the direction of the Director.
May be formed to address specific issues and/or incubate specific projects and will enact, oversee, coordinate, and participate in said projects.
Will elect up to two Chairs to coordinate activities and act as its main contact with the Committees and the Director.
Members of the Advisory Committee are experts in their areas and will advise the MSFSC, but may be unable or unwilling to participate as full-fledged Steering Committee members.
The Advisory Committee shall include representatives from all the stakeholder groups including a minimum of two members from local governments to help the Steering Committee make better-informed decisions (particularly about policy initiatives) and will help keep local governments informed about the initiatives considered by the MSFSC.
The Steering Committee is dedicated to directing, continuing and improving the strategic direction for the MSFSC, prioritizing direct actions, and supporting those actions in word and deed. The Steering Committee should be composed of the Director and 12-16 members chosen to represent the wide geography of the Mid-Shore, and to represent the diverse interest groups that work in the food system. The aim in compiling the committee is to recruit dedicated, knowledgeable, informed representatives who are respected by their constituency for their expertise and are therefore better able to enact change within the region.
The MSFSC Program Director is responsible for the execution of Strategic Plan and managing the daily operations of the MSFSC.
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