The General Assembly & Governor-appointed Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council’s mission is to provide community-informed, research-based policy recommendations to state leaders to address complex food systems challenges.

COFSAC, as part of our commitment to providing community-informed, research-based policy recommendations to state leaders to address complex food systems challenges, is soliciting public comments on the Colorado Farm to Loading Dock Report, between May 9th and July 3rd, 2024, in compliance with legislative requirements (SB 23-159). Use this survey to submit comments.  

Should you need any assistance accessing the document or have any queries, please feel free to contact COFSAC Staff Director Libby Christensen. 
We are committed to a transparent process and ensuring that all voices are heard. Your feedback is crucial to our work and will directly influence the final document. 

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council meets quarterly. All meetings are open to the public.

COFSAC Quarterly Council Meeting

Next meeting:

Topic: COFSAC Q2 Meeting

Time: May 9, 2024 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 914 3960 3063



Agenda Item 

11:00am – 11:05am 

Welcome, Roll Call and Introductions 

Welcome Mandy Nuku 

11:05am – 11:15am 

Senator Roberts Intro and Updates 

11:15am – 11:45am 

Meeting and Council Administration 

·       Approve minutes from February 2024 

·       Council appointment update 

o   Brainstorm streamlined GA appointment process 

·       Staff Director update 

11:45am – 12:00pm 

HSMA update 

12:00pm – 12:30pm 

Working Group Updates 

·       Institutional Procurement

·       Communications/Strategic Relations

·       Membership & Engagement

o   Solicitation for open seats 

o   Core competencies poll

12:30pm – 12:50pm 

State Agency updates 

·       Written updates to be shared prior to meeting  

·       CDA 

·       CDHS 

·       CDE 

·       CDPHE 

·       OEDIT 




·       Next Council meeting – Thursday, Sept 5th in Steamboat Springs 

·       Announcements, Public Comment, Adjourn  

4817 National Western Drive
Denver, CO 80216

The meeting will be held at CSU Spur in the Terra building, “Palisade Peach” Room

Council Member Spotlight

Nicholas Marquez

Hunger Free Colorado

Representing: Representative of Expertise in federal Food nutrition service programs

Nicholas Marquez was born and raised in Colorado, his passion and commitment towards community empowerment and achieving true racial, economic, and social justice stems from his and his family’s past and current struggles to living a dignified life. He currently works as a Community Organizer with Hunger Free Colorado. His focus is to engage Colorado’s most impacted communities in meaningful ways that builds trust and deep relationships which nourish community members as leaders in their communities while also bolstering their lived experiences as expertise to push for long-lasting systemic changes.

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