Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October: November Meeting

Since our work group last met in June, we have completed the first iteration of our Food Security scorecard 

as well as conducted research into data and strategies. Many of you participated in Mission's Community Investment grant process, developed some new working partners and are moving forward with new program plans.
It's time to reconvene and get concrete on exactly which strategies we collectively want to work on. Some type of communication strategy seems to be a given based on our work sessions. However, exactly what messages we want to communicate and for what audience still needs to be discussed. There are also some policy and built/social environmental strategies that are gaining traction that could possibly benefit from collective support.

I'm also beginning to have conversations with some of you about how your work and your performance measures can begin to be reflected on the scorecard. And that seems to be a conversations that needs to be had with the whole working group especially as we talking about how to align our work around some common strategies. If 10 workgroup members are interested we can schedule our own training with WNC Healthy Impact on how to use RBA. Let me know if you are interested and we will talk more at our November meeting.

I've identified 3 potential meeting times and ask that you visit this doodle poll and select which of these you are available for.  Between now and our meeting, I also ask that you visit the scorecard and provide feedback on what is missing or needs to be changed. The following link is to the main Buncombe County Scorecard that includes all of our priority work. A brief video tutorial is provided to help you learn how to navigate the scorecard. Scroll down the page to find our Food Security Result where all our work to-date has been captured. If you have difficulty accessing it online or just prefer reading on paper, you can click here for a pdf version of our specific scorecard.The scorecard also includes information on some best practices that you could possible use here. And in particular (if you don't have enough to read), I very much encourage you read the Appalachian Foodshed Project report about Community Food security in WNC.

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