King County Food and Fitness Initiative (KCFFI) Site Selection Committee December 20, 2007 9:30-11:30 am Safeco Jackson Center

306 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Time 9:30-9:45 am 9:45-10:00 am 10:00 - 10:45 am 10:45-11:15am 11:15-11:30 am Name Caren Adams Erin MacDougall Maggie Anderson Katherin Johnson / Merina Hanson Ruth Egger Derek Birnie Topic Welcome and Introductions Overview of King County Food & Fitness Initiative process to develop site selection plans and information documents Discussion of RFA questions and criteria and suggested changes Agreement to finalize RFA and criteria Review and next steps Organization PH-SKC PH-SKC KCFFI City of Kent Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coallition Delridge Neighborhood Development Assoc. Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic City of SeaTac (Highline School District) City of Federal Way Group Health Community Foundation CHCKC WSU KCE Austin Foundation Tukwila Greater Seattle YMCA Austin Foundation Email /

Linda Murtfeldt Val Allan B Sanders Allen Cheadle Faith Wimberley Sylvia Kantor Vanisha Duggal Stacy Hansen Shalimar Gonzales Kamilah D. 206-433-7180

(teen rep.) Summary: Dictation of question revisions: 1) History of FFI Specifying assets/barriers 2) Collaboration Accomplishments Grants Reviewed Types of organizations/sectors Duration 3) Pas community/youth engagement Future ideas for FFI How we got here (summary): Sylvia Kantor clarified that the RFA that was created and passed out today (10/20/07) is very similar to the proposal process the co-conveners went through; they proposed potential projects as examples to set where we’re going. Allen Cheadel emphasized that in the description of community development and systems change we are less interested in programs and what we are looking for are higher level policy and systems change opportunities, recommending that this question be answered in a series of bullets to get the idea across. Allen Cheadle: Probably more like 50,000 to 100,000 per community. Vanisha Duggal asked, “If a location is not one of the two that is selected, can they still participate?” Derek Birnie: The criteria doesn’t mention the geographic impact. The health disparities criteria talk about awareness of disparities. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the #’s are really bad. Erin MacDougall: All are equal when it comes to hard data. Community Context--Page 6 bullet 3: How will you use this information? Should they be forced to count number of gyms and parks? Erin MacDougall: We realize that everyone sees their own assets and how they might be improved.

Caren Adams: “What specific barriers within your community do you wish to address” Vanisha Duggal: I like that, because one could have 40 gyms and still have a lot of health disparities. Katherine Johnson: Does focus area mean perhaps that zoning changes are made across the city? If so, this is a good thing. Do you truly want that policy environmental change, or are you looking for program development? Your community change efforts should be driven by grassroots and small neighborhoods and communities that have a larger change. It doesn’t have to be a neighborhood with “x” number of residents, but can’t this happen on both levels? Katherine Johnson: When we talk community, we talk about community of color, or immigrant community, but it is difficult for us to divide neighborhoods. Neighborhoods don’t agree. Erin MacDougall: Is there a way for us to define a question that lets the community applying define what their idea of grassroots or community change is? Allen Cheadel: Describe your community engagement process. Ruth Egger: At our community meetings in Rainier Valley, it was only staff. We need to emphasize outreach of groups that are disenfranchised. Will there be money for translation? Sylvia Kantor: There is some money allocated for translation services. Erin MacDougall: (bottom of page 5, top of page 6) Let’s talk about specific barriers around local food and safe play areas and how you imagine they might be addressed. (Shorten this section). Val Allan: It is okay to put down our weaknesses on our application, like technical assistance? Derek Birnie: There is tension between grassroots and municipalities regarding approach. Is there an implicit value around not just engagement but empowerment? Allen Cheadel: Are we assigning greater value to someone with more grassroots?

Caren Adams: Political engagement processes vary. In different smaller cities there is varied representation politically. Community Capacity & Readiness Erin MacDougall: We can in fact come up with a different term for “Readiness”. Allen Cheadel: This is awkward, so everyone might be reluctant to speak up… I think that history is important to relate. What have you been thinking about in the past? Tell us more about partnerships. 1) Efforts in this area. 2) Collaboratives in general. Vanisha Duggal: So past history is better, correct? Merina Hanson: Narrative response or letters or support? Erin MacDougall: Narrative is better. So we should draw this into two questions.. Partnerships Ruth Egger: Can we just list the organizations in the previous section with 1) what we did with the partnerships, and 2) how long we worked with them Allen Cheadel: How do you plan to engage the community, regardless of whether it has happened? B. Sanders: Our cities aren’t responsible with public health. Some of our partners might, but I don’t have the information to answer that question. Caren Adams: You actually do. You might talk about parks and recreation and existing “coalitions” (as opposed to “collaboratives”). Erin MacDougall: We want to engage diverse sectors across the communities. Describing collaborations (vs listing). We need to show engagement across diverse sectors. Caren Adams: I think we need to list the diverse sectors “Given the resource, what can you do in your particular area?” Linda Murtfeldt: How do we know the geographic boundaries for Seattle? Answer: They are in the packet of handouts. Sylvia Kantor: What sorts of planning can happen in 9 months? Can we provide guidance?

Linda Murtfeldt: specific area (geographic ,cultural) Is this an RFP, RFP, or RFQ? Ruth Egger: Basically we want to write a proposal on why we should be chosen, or? Successes, barriers, etc. Faith Wimberley: I would respond as a community by stating the existing networks (cultural) to come across as AWARENESS. Awareness is more important. Allen Cheadel: Historical evidence of awareness? Sylvia Kantor: “Ready to plan” is a key phrase. $ discussion—can we clarify what money is allocated where? So there is now money for planning? Faith Wimberley: We need to take out the $500,000 and just say that we have technical assistance and resources but $50,000 to $100,000. We need to be clear about this. Ruth Egger: For the two years in the planning—you two will be the technical support and this is a lot to ask. There is no “staff” person in the rainier valley that would have the time to do all of this work. Re-youth engagement. How will youth be involved? Ruth Egger: What resources do you have and what have youth done in the past? Allen Cheadel: Is this a subset of “community engagement”? Derek Birnie: Let’s emphasize “how have you” and “how will you” in each section. It seems like it might be assumed, but we need to know—if we plan, who decides on the plan? How will we do power sharing? How will you engage the community and get input and how will you empower your community? Shalimar Gonzales: If we’re going to do an interview, we can do broad general questions, and in an interview we can ask them to expand. Input vs. engagement and ownership. (both community members and youth)

Sustainability and Sharing Lessons Learned Ruth Egger: Talk about a program that has started with funding and is now sustainable. Vanisha Duggal: We all agree that sustainability is important. Can’t we address sustainability later during the 9 months? B. Sanders: How can we guarantee when no guarantees exist? Folks can’t be sure that this will be successful. (We have such a high occurrence of transients: 17,000 people change schools, leave, etc) Allen Cheadel: 1) History of promoting food access and fitness 2) History of collaboration, more specifically 3) How have you engaged with communities in the past as well as youth and how would you do that in the future. 4) General success with community regarding health disparities (assets & barriers) Derek Birnie: Assets and Barriers to health disparities. Can we invite each group to do face to face interviews in addition to this 34 page application? Can this be an opportunity and not a necessity? Agreed.

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