Food Systems Council


The Linn County Food Systems Council (LCFSC) was created on March 28, 2012 by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The Planning & Development Department, in partnership with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development, provides financial and staff support to the Council.

The Food Systems Council advises on policies and programs with the objective of  making the Linn County food system economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve a four-year term and may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Members typically have expertise in various segments of the food system including banking, real estate, distribution, education, health, law, marketing, processing, procurement, production or waste management.  

Mission & Goals

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Council Members (four-year terms)

NameOrganizationTerm Expires
RaeAnn GordonIowa State Extension - Linn County12/31/24
Kim GuardadoHACAP Food Reservoir12/31/22
Sofia MehaffeyHorizons12/31/22
Theresa LewisThe ARC of East Central Iowa12/31/23
Carter OswoodFeed Iowa First12/31/23
Laura SeyferIowa BIG12/31/24
August StolbaPrairiewoods Spirituality Center12/31/21
Jason Snell
Chris ThomsAt Large12/31/21
Lynne AbbottLinn County Public Health12/31/23
Stephanie Schrader
City of Cedar Rapids12/31/23
Ellie Evans
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance12/31/24
Tiffani Green
At Large12/31/24
Mike TertingerLinn County Planning & DevelopmentStaff liaison
Ryan SampicaLinn County Planning & Development
Jake KundertLinn County Planning & Development


The council meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Meetings are currently being held virtually. For information on attending the meetings, email Mike Tertinger.

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