Local Food Advisory Council


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Napa Local Food Advisory Council

The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council (“the Advisory Council”) advises the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights regarding development and facilitation of a sustainable local food system, and to provide a forum for public input regarding related issues. The Advisory Council shall assist Napa County staff in promoting local food production and consumption, in undertaking a review of County regulations to identify and address barriers and opportunities associated with local food production, distribution, and access, and in recommending to the Napa County Board of Supervisor’s Legislative Subcommittee needed changes in State law for incorporation into the County’s legislative platform.   View the vision, mission and goals of the Council 

Click below to listen to Local Food Advisory Council Special Meetings

May 28, 2014

March 19, 2014      

November 21, 2013

September 25, 2013

July 24, 2013


Local Food Advisory Council Calendar:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6-8 pm, Napa Valley College McCarthy Library Community Room. Agenda coming soon!


Local Food Advisory Council Members:


 Member Name:


Diane Dillon  Board of Supervisors
Joy Hilton** City of American Canyon
Lynn Brown City of Calistoga 
Juliana Inman  City of Napa
Jeannie Kerr City of St. Helena
Kara Scoggins  Town of Yountville 
Mark Dommen  Agricultural community
Elizabeth Moore  Agricultural community
Kristina Muelrath  Agricultural community
Karen Schuppert  Public health &/or nutrition
Lisa Bissell Paulson  Institutions
Ted Hall Marketing or distribution
Michael Cromwell* Community at large
Holli Scheumann  Community at large
Elizabeth Skylar  Community at large
* Chair, ** Vice-Chair  



                 Advisory Council Documents:



 Special Meeting Agenda 5/28/14

 Special Meeting Agenda 3/19/14

 Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 3/19/14

 Special Meeting Agenda 2/13/14  

 Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 2/13/14

 Copy of Special Meeting Cancellation Notice 1/22/14



 Agenda, Special Meeting 11/21/13

 Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 11/21/13

 Final Minutes, Special Meeting 9/25/13 

 Agenda, Special Meeting 9/25/2013

 Final Minutes, Special Meeting 07/24/13 

 Agenda, Special Meeting 7/24/13

 Final Minutes, Special Meeting 5/22/13

 Final Minutes, Special Meeting 3/27/13

 Agenda, Special Meeting 3/27/13                 

 Agenda, Special Meeting 1/23/13

 Draft Minutes, Special Meeting 1/23/2013              






















 Local Food Advisory Council in the News:

 Food Council Touts Gardens, The Napa Register, July 16, 2013

  Sweet Peas Dazzle Phillips Students, The Napa Register, April 11, 2013

 Local Students to Get Farm Tasting Kits, The Napa Register, January 14, 2013

 Food Day celebrates Napa Valley Farming, The Napa Register, October 24, 2011

 National Food Day party set for Oct. 24, The Napa Register, September 30, 2011

 Health advocates tout local gardens closer to low-income people, The Napa Valley Register, July 22, 2011

 For the health of Napa: locally grown food, The Napa Valley Register, July 6, 2011 


 Napa Local Food Forum on Facebook 


The Napa County Local Food Advisory Council advises the Agricultural Commissioner and Board of Supervisors regarding the development and promotion of a sustainable local food system, and works to set priorities, plan and implement initiatives to improve the environmental, economic and social sustainability of food production in Napa County. If you would like to receive information about upcoming Advisory Council meetings and events, please contact the Council liaison, Sommer Woolley at (707) 253-4357 or by email at Sommer.Woolley@countyofnapa.org.



Other Information and media:

USDA Report Shows More Than 17 million Amercian Households Lack Food Security CDFA Website  

See Dr. Karen Smith's PowerPoint presentation  Local Food Advisory Council: Why are we here?  presented to the Local Food Advisory Council on July 11, 2011 

Read the fascinating results of the NVC Small Business Development Center Foodshed Survey, including the Recommendations, or take a look at the PowerPoint presentation given to the Local Food Advisory Council, May 31, 2011

LFAC Bylaws

Advisory Council BOS Resolution

BOS Agenda Letter creating LFAC (2/1/2011)