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Planning for the worst: What municipal food policy leaders are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks project hosted this webinar on June 22, 2020 with food policy leaders from four cities who talked about their experiences managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about what strategies were in place before the pandemic, how their cities developed and implemented strategies to respond, the role of the community in their work, and what have they learned thus far. The presenters all hold positions within government and are members of the United States Conference of Mayors food policy working group. Speakers: Holly Freishtat, Food Policy Director, Baltimore, Maryland; Milele P. Kennedy, Food Policy and Program Coordinator, Indianapolis, Indiana; Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, Austin, Texas; and Latha Swamy, Food Systems Policy Director, New Haven, Connecticut.