This is an informational webinar for folks interested in applying as a co-chair for the CFN’s pilot Community Ownership, Empowerment, and Prosperity Action Team (COEP). The Chesapeake Foodshed Network (CFN) is launching the COEP for food system reform in the Chesapeake region. CFN defines Community Ownership, Empowerment, and Prosperity as communities of color and other disenfranchised groups not merely being beneficiaries but drivers of positive change in their communities. The goal of this initiative is to grow economic opportunities for marginalized communities and build community ownership and resilience (as it relates to our regional food system) through the development of people-led, community-based solutions. In developing this new framework for action, we think that the people telling us how to invest funding and energy in our regional food system should be the people living and working on it every day.