The Leadership Structure of the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy (ABFPC) consists of three main groups; the General Council, the Policy Mobilization Hub, and the Affiliate Group.
The General Council sets the overall strategic direction of the ABFPC, facilitates communication between working groups, evaluates organizational direction and impact, and oversees governance and Human Resources.
General Council members have been actively engaged in ABFPC working groups and/or Policy Mobilization Hub for at least one year and commit to at minimum term of one year as a General Council member.
General Council meetings employ consent-based decision making facilitation deriving from Circle Forward methods. Facilitation is rotating and meeting minutes are available upon request.
Policy Mobilization Hub
The Policy Mobilization Hub will cross-pollinate between active Working Groups, determine the ABFPC policy agenda and priorities, and support Working Groups with strategic action planning. The Policy Mobilization Hub will meet 8 times a year and attendance at one of these meetings is the first step to starting a new Working Group for folks who are interested in getting the ABFPC’s support with new initiatives.
As with General Council meetings, PMH meetings employ consent-based decision making facilitation deriving from Circle Forward methods. Facilitation is rotating and meeting minutes are available upon request.