Solano Local Food System Alliance

The Solano Local Food System Alliance includes a wide variety of stakeholders committed to fulfilling the mission of creating an environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just and equitable local food system in Solano County.

Interested in becoming a member of the Solano Local Food System Alliance? Read more below about the goals and benefits of being a member of the Alliance, then fill out this form.

2021 Goals

  • Relationship with the Board of Supervisors
    • Summarize priority issues, findings, policy gaps to support significant issues memo
    • Arrange individual meetings with county supervisors
    • Work toward a larger presentation on local food system issues to the Board of Supervisors
  • Draft a white paper on issues/solutions that can be used in city general plan discussions
  • Educational speakers
    • Prioritize topics by interest
    • Schedule at least one speaker this year and make it open to the public
  • Charter
    • Outline benefits and responsibilities/commitments of being on Alliance
  • Countywide food rescue program
    • Responding to SB 1383
    • Determine relationship with food access organizations

Long-term/Overarching benefits of the Alliance’s work

  • Improved quality of life
  • Preserving open space, ag land and supporting farmers
  • Better nutrition and health outcomes
  • Better environment and economy

Solano Local Food System Alliance Members

Learn more about each Alliance member here

Robert Burris, President and CEO, Solano Economic Development Corp.

Robin Cox, Senior Health Services Manager, Solano Public Health

Louise Dawson, Restaurant Program Manager, Northern CA SBDC Network

Noah Dove, graduate student, Mills College Lokey School of Business and Public Policy

Gail Feenstra, Director SAREP, UC ANR

Juanita M. Fleming, Program Specialist, CalFresh

John Healy, Vallejo Nutritional Services Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Mike Ioakimedes, Executive Director and CEO, Solano County Fairgrounds

Kristin Kiesel, Assistant Professor of Teaching Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural & Resource Economics Dept., UC Davis

Timothy Kim, CEO and founder, Pharm Fresh

Ed King, Agricultural Commissioner, Solano County

Teri Knight, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS

Maggie Kolk, Board of Directors, Sustainable Solano

Ben & Denise Lyons, Farmers, Lockewood Acres

Jahniah McGill, Environmental Health Supervisor, Solano County

Elizabeth Monteadora, Community Local Food Advisory Board

Lisa Murray, Marketing, Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association

Tim Murrill, Director, Solano SBDC

Lisa Núñez-Hancock, Culinary Arts Instructor

Heather Pierini, Director, Food is Free Solano

Paula Schnese, Board President, Cultivate Community Food Co-Op

Dana Sykes, Community Local Food Advisory Board

Krechona Westbrook, Community Local Food Advisory Board

Priscilla Yeaney, Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Solano County



Solano Local Food System Alliance work is made possible by a grant from Solano County Public Health in partnership with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.