Application Review Process
The Birmingham-Jefferson Food Policy Council application review process and selection committee will represent Jefferson County’s socially, economically, and racially diverse food system.
The Review Committee
A seven person Review Committee, selected by GBCFP, will be responsible for reviewing the applications of candidates who are interested in becoming a member of the Council.
Note: Due to potential conflict of interest, an individual who reviews applications cannot also serve on the Council as a member.
In order to ensure the Review Committee is diverse and representative of our community, GBCFP will select Review Committee members based on target district (i.e. represent/live work in economic or food desert area), gender, race/ethnicity and the following five key food system stakeholder groups:
- Business community
- Community-based Organizations and Residents
- Health and Education
The Review Process
Following the application deadline, applications will be “blinded” of all identifying information and labeled based on their affiliation with a key food system stakeholder group. Applications will then be assigned a reference number.
Once labeled, the selection committee members will individually score applications according to the following criteria:
- Skills and experience
- Community involvement
- Vision for an improved food system
Each candidate will receive a score for each criterion and an overall score will be calculated.
The Review Committee will meet as a whole to discuss the blinded, scored applications and finalize selection of the Council members. Council members will be selected based on overall score, stakeholder group, gender, race/ethnicity, and target district.