2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Joseph Rossell

Food Systems Program Manager

City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs


Joseph Rossell is the Food Systems Program Manager at the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs. He manages multiple programs aimed at achieving the City's Food and Climate Action Plan goals, including grants and training initiatives. He has a background in circular economy and economic development, was named an Emerging Sustainability Leader by Arizona Forward, and served as a Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER) Fellow at Arizona State University where he created a micro-grant program to support farmers in transitioning to sustainable agriculture practices. Joseph holds a bachelor's degree in sustainability from Oregon State University and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. 


Thursday, May 18th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Insights from the Town Hall: Working with Local Governments to Drive Food Waste Policy

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Policy is unique in its power to provide a mandate that can move the food system to action — and throughout the last few years, a range of policies have been enacted to support efforts across the food system to cut the amount of food lost or wasted. This session will cover the key elements of successful policy at the state and local levels, ensuring that all stakeholders' need are incorporated into policy development and implementation, and mechanisms for measuring progress.

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