On Tuesday, September 27, 12-1:30 pm, “Healthy Food as Economic Development”, will be presented by Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman at SPARK East – 215 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI.
Hear about Councilman Cimperman’s efforts and learn about the opportunities for economic growth through healthy food in Ypsilanti & Eastern Washtenaw County. This event is sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health, and co-sponsored by Growing Hope, FSEP, Eastern Leaders Group, the Ypsilanti DDA, SPARK, and the A2Y Chamber.
Serving in his fourth term on Cleveland City Council, Joe Cimperman has been a champion of healthy, sustainable, and economically-vibrant communities. His leadership in the Healthy Cleveland Initiative, in pushing for zoning for urban gardens and green space, in passing agriculture and local food legislation, and through many other efforts have helped Cleveland be seen as the place to be for healthy food economic development. Following the event, stop by and visit some local success stories including the Downtown Ypsi Farmers’ Market.
The goal of this event is to raise awareness among community, business, and institutional leaders, particularly those engaged in economic development, about the successes in other communities and ideas for the opportunities in Washtenaw County.
For more information take a look at the event flyer, and to learn about the opportunities for healthy food-based economic development in Eastern Washtenaw County, Michigan check out this case statement.