Urban Farm Zoning and Planning Task Force

The Coalition established the task force in April 2020 to examine how zoning and planning policies impact urban farmers in Greater Kansas City. The task force will release a report in Summer 2021 with their findings and policy recommendations for local cities to ensure urban farmers may operate successfully.


Upcoming Meetings
Join our monthly task force meetings if you are involved in urban agriculture or urban planning. Task force members present project updates and engage stakeholders. Register online to receive Zoom meeting details. Find Upcoming Meetings


Project Updates
Are you an urban farmer in Greater Kansas City? Have you had challenges with zoning and land use? We’d like to hear your story. Contact Andrea at aclark@kchealthykids.org.


Task Force Members
Andrea Clark
KC Healthy Kids, Policy and Planning Associate

Mark Gawron
Cultivate KC, Metro Farms & Food Systems Coordinator

Kate Giessel
Attorney and Nonprofit Consultant

Teresa Kelly
KC Food Hub, Supply Chain Specialist
City of Roeland Park, Kansas, Former City Council Member

Neil Rudisill
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Health Initiatives Manage
Woodland City KC Urban Farm, Founder

Dre Taylor
Nile Valley Aquaponics, Founder
The KC Urban Farm Coop, Founder

Patrick Trouba
Transportation Planner I, Mid-America Regional Council