Apply to Become a COFSAC Member
Our council seeks to gather and lift diverse and representative voices from across the Colorado food system to help craft recommendations and guidance for food systems-related policy and state initiatives.
There are two primary ways to contribute to the work of COFSAC. Individuals with experience or expertise aligned with designated council seats are appointed by the governor to three year terms beginning August 31st of every year (with staggered terms). Council also has the authority to engage and appoint interested stakeholders in committee and working group efforts.
How to apply for appointment to council:
- Please refer to the membership chart to see what stakeholder seats will be appointed in the coming year.
- Submit your application at the Boards and Commissions Website. NOTE: Be sure to indicate your interest and intent to apply to COFSAC when prompted in the application.
- Contact our Council administrator, Alex.DeJoy@colostate.edu to inform council of you application.
- Council will request to review all applications submitted by August 1st of the calendar year, and provide recommendations to the Governor’s Office. T
- The Governor will then make the final decision (over which they have full discretionary power) and inform those appointed to of Council members.
- Council will follow up with those not appointed to explore other opportunities for participation such as committee and working group initiatives.
Boards and Commissions Application Page:
How to apply to participate in a committee or working group
Contact Alex.DeJoy@colostate.edu to learn more about current committee and working group efforts.
Council Seats and Terms
|Gabriel Disbrow||Rep. Food wholesalers or food retailers||10/31/2022|
|Effie Rorke||Rep. Statewide anti-hunger organization||10/31/2022|
|Marc Jacobson||Rep. Expertise in federal Food nutrition service programs||10/31/2022|
|Michele Meyer||Representative of a food distributor or a food hub||10/31/2022|
|Vacant||Rep. agricultural production, specialty crop||10/31/2022|
|Laurian Unnevehr||Rep. Academic specialist in economic systems, agriculture, or health care||10/31/2023|
|Ann Cooper||Rep. Institutional procurement, educational setting||10/31/2023|
|Caroline Bushnell||Rep. Local, non-profit, community org. w/ farm-to-school program/local food system||10/31/2023|
|Wendy Moschetti||Rep. Statewide healthy food systems org||10/31/2023|
|Julie Moore||Rep. Food wholesalers or food retailers, direct market retailer||10/31/2024|
|Elizabeth Marron||Rep. Expertise in rural community and regional development, or community and economic development programs||10/31/2024|
|Marci Cochran||Rep. Federal food assistance program||10/31/2024|
|Derrick Hoffman||Rep. Agricultural production, sells ag products to public schools/school districts||10/31/2024|
|Tessa Hale||Rep. Institutional procurement, healthcare setting||10/31/2024|
|Vacant||Rep. Nutrition expert, licensed physician, or registered dietitian||10/31/2024|
|Kristi Brennan||Rep. Colorado Department of Education||designated seat appointed by agency|
|Hollis Glenn||Rep. Colorado Department of Agriculture||designated seat appointed by agency|
|Karla Maraccini||Rep. Colorado Department of Human Services||designated seat appointed by agency|
|Dawn Thilmany||Rep. Colorado State University Extension||designated seat appointed by agency|
|Greg Thomason||Rep. Office of Economic Development and International Trade||designated seat appointed by agency|
|Vacant||Recipient of a federal food assistance program and as a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program|