Charlottesville Food Justice Network Engagement Model
We're designing change that ignites dialogue across our community at every level. We believe this is the foundation for cultivating systemic change that takes root. Below is our growing engagement model that has reshaped through collaborative efforts with City Council.
Planning Team: The individuals in this group comprise a leadership team within the CFJN. They convene monthly to further advance the agenda of the Network at a decision-making and strategy level.
City Government & Departments: CFJN seeks to collaborate across sectors and organizations. City Council 2018 Food Equity Initiative marked the beginning of their formal collaboration with local food system change actors.
Large Group Organizations: The overall purpose of the Charlottesville Food Justice Network is to amplify community efforts to build a healthy and just food system by building a collaborative network of organizations for community visioning, planning and impact. The 30 Network member organizations meet bi-monthly.
Rooted Community Advocates: This group represent residents from each Charlottesville neighborhood passionate about food access and equity in our food system. Community advocates are volunteer members led by youth & community food justice advocates who have gone through CSG’s Food Justice Leadership Program. These members are our base that do the hard work of signing petitions and showing up to city council meetings. They let city council know that the community cares!