Orange County Food Council

Building partnerships, identifying issues, and coordinating action

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Call for Applications: Council Coordinator Position

The Orange County Food Council, established in 2016, is conducting a search for a part-time council coordinator to work up to 20 hours per week to support the work of the Council and its workgroups. This will be a contractor position with the United Way of the Greater Triangle. The duties are as follows to work for a period of eight months with an option to continue, dependent on funding:

  • Logistical support of the OCFC including securing space, sending correspondence, and securing guest speakers and necessary supplies (up to 5 hours each month).
  • Attend all meetings of OCFC, take and distribute minutes; including attendance record keeping (up to 5 hours each month). Attend workgroups as necessary.
  • Prepare for all meetings, including participation in the agenda setting meetings with OCFC leadership and Community Food Strategies (up to 10 hours each month)
  • Continuous update of electronic communications including website, Facebook and Twitter (up to 3 hours each month).
  • Assist in drafting the action plan for the OCFC.
  • Assist in planning for the community forums including conducting outreach and advertising, securing space, supplies, and refreshments, and keeping records of the proceedings of the forums.
  • Working with staff of the Family Success Alliance to assess food insecurity in their two regions.
  • Assist in Grant Writing
  • Work with the OCFC leadership to reevaluate these activities and time-frames every three months.
  • Submit no more than once each month an invoice for activities completed to one of the co-chairs of the Orange County Food Council by the 5th of each month.


Please submit a cover letter and resume’ to OCFC co-chair Jenn Weaver at by October 31, 2016.

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Food Council Member Roster (Spring, 2016)

Orange County Food Council Members
May, 2016

* Denotes elected official



Jenn Weaver* (Hillsborough, NC)


Cyril Murphy (Efland, NC)



Eva Bailey (Chapel Hill, NC)


Ag Preservation Board Liaison

Ken Dawson (Cedar Grove, NC)


Members- At- Large

Stan Holt (Agency serves Orange County)

Molly De Marco (Chapel Hill, NC)

Ashley Mercer (Agency serves Orange County)

Trevor Barhydt (Hillsborough, NC)

Patrick Mateer (Hillsborough, NC)

Valerie Green (Agency serves Orange County (outside of Chapel Hill-Carrboro))

Julia Sendor (Cedar Grove, NC)

Mike Ortosky (Agency serves Orange County)

Sammy Slade* (Carrboro, NC)

Barry Jacobs* (Hillsborough, NC)

Sally Greene* (Chapel Hill, NC)