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Food Systems Fellow

Michael Lufkin


Seattle, United States

For more than 20 years, Michael Lufkin has been bringing diverse stakeholders together to tackle complex social and environmental problems. He has designed and implemented innovative policies and programs across a range of natural resource, sustainable agriculture, climate change and renewable energy issues, both in the U.S. and internationally. Michael enjoys and excels at rallying groups with very different interests to work together toward a common goal. He has worked with policymakers, scientists, farmers, and large corporations to bridge their different interests and create tangible solutions that benefit them and their communities. Michael currently leads King County’s Local Food Initiative, where he works with cross-sectoral teams developing innovative solutions that grow the local food economy and increase access to healthy, nutritious food for low-income communities. Michael is an attorney by training and has practiced law in the public, private and non-profit settings.

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