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Thursday, December 7 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Farmers in Local Politics LIMITED

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Are you curious about representing yourself and your fellow farmers in government and policy making?  Join Erika Allen and Amanda Edmonds in an honest and instructive conversation about getting into politics. Erika Allen is Chicago and National Director for Growing Power, has served on the Illinois Food, Farms and Jobs Act Council and on the Chicago mayor’s Energy, Environment and Public Space Committee, as well as working on community development in many capacities. Amanda Edmonds is founder and executive director of food access organization Growing Hope, and has served as a policy leader both as a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Food Policy Council and as Vice Chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council. As former chair of Ypsilanti's Downtown Development Authority, she helped this body develop vision and strategy to most effectively support invigorated commercial districts. In November 2014, she was elected as Mayor of the City of Ypsilanti, MI.

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Erika Allen

Urban Growers Collective, Green Era Educational NFP
Erika Allen is Chicago and National Director for Growing Power and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. As the daughter of Will Allen, she has a small farm agricultural background and experience. She spent her formative years involved in all aspects of farm management from transplanting seedlings to managing farm stands and farmer’s markets. Ms. Alle... Read More →
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Amanda Maria Edmonds

Mayor - City of Ypsilanti: Founding Executive Director of Growing Hope, Growing Hope
Amanda Maria Edmonds is the founding executive director of Growing Hope, a 15-year-old nonprofit dedicated to helping people grow and access healthy food.  Since 2014, she has also served as the Mayor of the City of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she co-founded... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST