Gavin Laboski has taken his seat as president of Bucks County Foodshed Alliance board of directors for 2016 and will be leading the grassroots community service organization through its 10th anniversary this year.
Bucks County Foodshed Alliance educates and builds partnerships within the community to connect farmers and consumers, develop a resilient local food system and strengthen our farming economy.
Besides regular programs open to the public, BCFA oversees the successful year-round Wrightstown Farmers Market and sponsors the Bucks County chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local®, part of the national nonprofit FoodRoutes Network's consumer education program.
"I'm excited to head up the board and find new ways to put my knowledge and experience of real estate law and agricultural support to use," said Gavin.
"In 2015 we made several changes to membership structure and fundraising—including hosting our first Foodshed 5K at Delaware Valley University in October—that challenge us to enhance our education programs and do all we can to support the local farming economy.
"Plus, we have a great group of multi-talented people on the board and among the volunteers that I really enjoy working with."
Gavin joined BCFA's board of directors in August 2013, applying his extensive knowledge and experience of real estate and agricultural land issues to the organization's initiatives as well as providing legal support and assistance to local farmers.