Governance

Current Committee 2020-2021

PresidentFiona Tito Wheatland
Vice-PresidentJohn Peters
SecretaryVanessa Goss
TreasurerPeter Moorhouse
Membership SecretaryChristine Vincent
Ordinary MemberKeith Colls
Ordinary MemberVacant
Ordinary MemberStefanie Lekkas
Ordinary MemberCaroline Le Couteur

There are 3 ordinary member vacancies at the moment on the Committee. If you would like to join the Committee, we once a month by Zoom conference. Just write an email to the President at president@ccfarm.org.au, saying a little bit about yourself, and the skills or interests you have that you can bring to the Committee and she will discuss this with you as the first step of moving to join the Committee.

Sub-committees and Teams

Canberra City Farm uses a distributed organisational structure, with formal governance responsibility and oversight resting in the Committee. The Committee delegates some of the operational functions to Subcommittees, that report as required to the Committee. Teams can be on-going and function related or set up for a specific project. The Subcommittees, with the functional teams working under them, that have been established at the moment are:

  • Education Subcommittee – Convenor: Mark Spain
  • Communications Subcommittee – Convenor: Keith Colls
  • Finance Subcommittee – Convenor: Treasurer – currently Peter Moorhouse
  • Site Management Subcommittee – Convenor: John Peters
    • Allotment Management Team
  • Agreements Management Subcommittee – Convenor: John Peters
  • Food Sustainability Subcommittee – currently being formed

Other current function related teams include:

  • Propagation Team
  • Vineyard Team
  • Old Orchard Team
  • New Orchard Team
  • Resource and Recycling Centre Team
  • 4 Bed rotation Team
  • Preserving Team
  • Composting Team
  • Maintenance Team

These functional Teams can also have responsibility for time limited projects eg a Seasonal Propagation Plan which requires Farm resources, as well as overall organisational responsibility for the Team’s function.

When people want to take responsibility for a specific project, a project proposal template needs to be completed and given to the Secretary so it can be considered by the Committee. Once the committee gives in principle approval from the project proposal, a detailed project plan is presented to the Committee for approval and commitment of any resources requires. Some current projects which have been completed, are in the planning stages or recently commenced include:

  • Native Bird Habitats Project
  • Pumpkin Patch Project
  • Refugee Liaison Project

If you have an interest in joining any of these Subcommittees, Teams or Projects, or you have an idea for a project around the Farm, that you’d like to put forward please email us on info@ccfarm.org.au.