Food for Thought draws a crowd

The City Council and Sustainability Commission partnered on an engagement event called Food for Thought @ Farmers Market June 15. The Saturday market attracted approximately 2,600 shoppers. The event was designed to draw in Farmers Market shoppers who passed through the Civic Plaza lobby to reach the market. Shoppers were given “passports” good for a drawing if they visited interactive stations highlighting the Sustainability Commission’s key areas of focus. The event was effective in catching attention and facilitating one-on-one conversations between councilmembers, commissioners, staff and visitors. 

“The turnout exceeded my expectations,” said Sustainability Commission Chair Tim Sandry. “The setup and structure enabled all of us on the Commission to have great one-on-one interactions with the residents.”  

Staff from Public Works and Community Outreach and Engagement coordinated the event.