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FEED Operations Committee: Nov. 9, 2015 Agenda and Action Items

FEED Operations Committee Meeting, Nov. 9, 2015

FEED Conference Room

Present:  Lisa Wiese, Adam Haen, Lauri Lee, Abha Thakkar, Martee Mikalson, Chris Brockel, Karin Cretney

Agenda:

  1. FEED Operations Coordinator Position description
  2. Common Council Meeting—Public Market Support
  3. Food Entrepreneurs Council
  4. DVR Employees
  5. Contract changes

Decisions:

  • Tweaked position description for presentation to board
  • Will voice support of moving Public Market schedule up
  • We are the logical place to re-introduce a Food Entrepreneurs Council or Group
  • Give DVR employee one more chance, with stepped up supervision, in order to be able to fairly evaluate him at the end of his tenure.
  • See if other DVR employee can change hours from four 5-hour days to five 4-hour days to have better coverage.

Action Plan:

  • Terrie will write letter to alders, on behalf of Board of Directors, in support of Public Market in the current budget, citing Food Corridor.
  • Abha will send Terrie language re: Food Corridor.
  • Adam will initiate discussion with early players in the food entrepreneur coalition group.
  • Martee will continue to give DVR employee additional direction and supervision for the remaining two weeks of his DVR contract.
  • Adam will contact other DVR employee and his job coach about potential change in hours.

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