Food Policy Council

If you plan on speaking in front of the Food Policy Council at the upcoming Public Hearing, please fill out and submit a speaker card.  If you just want to join the meeting without speaking, please email August Ruckdeschel and he will send you the information.


2020 Meeting Dates
02/04/2020
04/14/2020
(Canceled)
06/16/2020
(Via Zoom)
08/11/2020
(Via Zoom @ 9:00 AM)
10/13/2020
(Public Hearing)
12/08/2020

2020 Members

August Ruckdeschel (Chair) - Gregson Pigott - Stephen Kramarcik - Rob Carpenter - Michael Haynes - Randi Shubin Dresner - Melissa Buonadonna-Hernandez - Diane Shulman - Michele Gervat - Kim Schultz - Nikki Kateman - Janet Sklar - Josephine Connolly-Schoonen - Zahrine Bajwa - Michael Ciaramella

All meetings are held on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM at the Suffolk County Legislature, William H. Rogers Building, Clerk’s Conference Room, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY unless otherwise noted above.
  1. 2020
  2. 2019
  3. 2018
  4. 2017
  5. 2016
  6. 2015
  7. 2014

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Food Policy Council:

  • Promote the production, distribution, and awareness of locally grown food.
  • Strengthen and prioritize policies that will improve food access, health, and nutrition.
  • Enhance the regional food system by utilizing local agriculture, fishing, and shellfish aquaculture.