About the SSBPPE Commission 

 

There are two vacancies (District 1 & 2) on this Commission. If you are interested in submitting an application, fill out the Application Form and send it to commission@cityofberkeley.info or call the City Clerk Department at (510) 981-6900.

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Role of the Commission

“There shall be established the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts to make recommendations on how and to what extent the City should establish and/or fund programs to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley and to address the effects of such consumption.”

B.M.C. 7388-NS § 7.72, 2014, City of Berkeley

Commission Activities

Makes recommendations to City Council to fund;

  • Berkeley Unified School District's cooking and gardening programs.

  • Community agency programs.

  • Staffing positions for the Healthy Berkeley program.

  • Program evaluation initiatives,

  • Public forum and education campaigns,

  • Research and policy to reduce consumption of sugary beverages.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

Selection Criteria

Each member of the Commission must be a Berkeley resident, and have expertise in any of the following;

  • Community-based food and nutrition,

  • School-based nutrition programs and referred by BUSD,

  • Early childhood nutrition education,

  • Public health research or evaluation,

  • Licensed medical practitioner.

List of Commissioners

Each City Council member and the Mayor appoint a Commissioner from their district:

  • Vacant - District 1

  • Vacant - District 2

  • Jennifer Browne - District 3

  • Holly Scheider - District 4

  • Bobbie Rose - District 5

  • Pat Crawford - District 6

  • Joyce Moore** - District 7

  • Poki Namkung* - District 8

  • Adena Ishii - Mayor

* = Chair  ** = Vice-Chair  Read more (pg. 34)

Former Commissioners:

  • Julie Sinai (3.2015 - 7.2016)

  • Nancy Fenstermacher (3.2015 - 10.2017)

  • Xavier Morales (3.2015 - 8.2017)

  • Iramis Kouronemos (10.30.2017 - 9.19.2018)


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