The Borough President thanks his dedicated staff who helped develop and publish thisreport. In particular, the Borough President thanks Jeni Clapp (Deputy Director of Policyand Research), the primary researcher and writer of this report. The Borough Presidentalso recognizes the substantive contributions made to this report by Shira Gans (SmallBusiness and Economic Development
Policy Analyst), Anthony Borelli (Director of Land Use, Planning & Development), Brian Cook (Senior Urban Planner & PolicyAdvisor), and Scott Schell (Senior Advisor and Policy Director).The Borough President also wishes to extend his thanks for the hard work of thefollowing staff and interns: Rose Pierre-Louis (Deputy Borough President), Steve Corson(Investigative Policy Analyst), Alaina Gilligo (Chief of Staff), Sascha Puritz (Director of External Affairs), Sari Bernstein (Deputy Director of External Affairs), Andrew Doba(Communications Director), Caesar-Robert Alfano (Graphic Artist), Hamna Mela, andBecca Lewis.The content of this report could not have been developed without the generous support of New York University, which admirably fulfilled its ambition of being a private universityin the public service by partnering with the Borough President’s Office to stage lastDecember’s NYC Food & Climate Summit. Equally responsible for generating this work product is the unique not-for-profit, Just Food, an invaluable leader in the food policyfield.Finally, the Borough President wishes to extend his appreciation for the support andknowledge of the NYC Food & Climate Steering Committee Members and panelistswhose guidance and ideas helped produce this report. In particular, he wishes to extendhis thanks to the following committee members for the substantial contributions theymade in shaping this document: Jacquie Berger, Nadia Johnson, Anna Lappé, JoanGussow, Ed Yowell, Alexa Van de Walle, Kerry Trueman, Jen Small, David Haight,Fern Gale Estrow, Jeremy Friedman, Caroline Wallace, Kubi Ackerman, MichaelConard, Christine Datz-Romero, Rain Henderson, Jeff Heehs, Mark Dunlea, and DanielBowman Simon.
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