Present: Chris Sur, Niki Stavrou, Arthur Knowles,
Absent: David Brauer, Melinda Ludwiczak, Natalie Lenz
Staff: Sarah Linnes-Robinson
The group discussed the draft response letter regarding the Framework for the Future (of NRP) report. There was agreement on the major issues raised, but there was also consensus that the result of this plan being implemented for KFNA should be more strongly stated—basically if it will dismantle the organization, that should be declared. Linnes-Robinson will redraft.
The group also discussed the organizational budget, generally, and the premise under which it was created that included maintaining current staffing levels for the next fiscal year. The committee agreed with this concept and felt that there was no benefit to reducing staff and the work KFNA to try and eek out a few more months of the organization. Rather staffing levels should be looked at again next year at budgeting time and include an analysis of what the future of NRP funding is at that time. The possibility that staffing levels and positions may need to be reviewed and may change anyway this year due to the potential of a more permanent Farmers’ Market Coordinator and the potential resignation of Hallstrom was discussed. No decisions were made regarding this as both are not known factors as of yet.
Linnes-Robinson has heard there is legislation proposed to continue NRP funding. This information will be passed on to the committee when she learns more about it.
Minutes prepared by Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director.