February 9, 2024
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Chairman Mendelson:
In accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-
142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01), and pursuant to section 4 of the Food Policy Council and Director
Establishment Act of 2014, effective March 10, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-191; D.C. Official Code § 48-
313), I am pleased to nominate the following individual:
Ms. Mya Price
Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(Ward 3)
for appointment as a public member of the Food Policy Council, filling a vacant seat formerly held
by Ronnie Webb, for a term to end March 1, 2026.
Enclosed you will find biographical information detailing Ms. Price’s experience, together with a
proposed resolution to assist the Council during the confirmation process.
I would appreciate the Council’s earliest consideration of this nomination for confirmation. Please do
not hesitate to contact me, or Steven Walker, Director, Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments,
should the Council require additional information.
Muriel Bowser
~~at the request of the Mayor
15 To confirm the appointment of Mya Price to the Food Policy Council.
18 resolution may be cited as the "Food Policy Council Mya Price Confirmation Resolution of
19 2024".
20 Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:
22 Ms. Mya Price
23 Connecticut Avenue NW
24 Washington, DC 20008
25 (Ward 3)
27 as a public member of the Food Policy Council, established by section 3 of the Food Policy
28 Council and Director Establishment Act of 2014, effective March 10, 2015 (D.C. Law 20-191;
29 D.C. Official Code§ 48-312), filling a vacant seat formerly held by Ronnie Webb, for a term to
30 end March 1, 2026.
31 Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution,
32 upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
33 Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Director, Food Security Equity Impact Fund
Washington, DC 20008 | 859-685-5838 | |
Independent, results-driven Program Director with expertise in mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers of food
insecurity by increasing awareness of the Food Security Equity Impact Fund. Proficient in developing, implementing, and overseeing
a comprehensive mission-aligned impact investment strategy to create transformative change. Proven track record of building
powerful coalitions to influence donors and sponsors to shift resources in the organization’s ecosystem. Communicated successfully
with executive teams, boards, and partners to effectively present investment concepts to diverse audiences with varying exper tise.
Operational Excellence | Project Management | Investment Operations | Impact Investing | Impact Investment Funds | Cash
Management | Finance Management | Pricing & Budget Preparation | Annual Audit | Enterprise Risk Management | Service
Delivery | Due Diligence & Governance | Decision-Making | Staff Development
✓ Played an integral part in helping Feeding America award over $14M in grants to 35 network members and 75+
community-partner organizations to address the root causes of hunger in their communities since 2022.
✓ For 2022, nearly $10M in grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 were awarded to 25 food banks partnering with 60
community-based organizations, 90% of which are led by people of color, representing 22 states and Puerto Rico across
urban, suburban, and rural communities.
✓ An additional $4M+ investment was made to help ten network members and 16 community-partner organizations, with
grants ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 last June 2023
FEEDING AMERICA ⬥ Washington, DC Dec 2017 – Present
Director, Food Security Equity Impact Fund (2022 – Present)
• Create and manage the conditions with the Feeding America national office and network to increase racial equity and food
justice-focused community investments.
• Design and implement a transformative approach to support Feeding America network food banks and community partners in
addressing the root causes of food insecurity.
• Oversee the Food Security Equity Impact fund budget, analysis of valuation, collection of relevant data, and learning insights
from member food banks and community organization partners.
• Work closely with the Development Department to build a robust base of supporters for the Food Security Equity Impact Fund
and develop and maintain meaningful relationships with supporters of the fund.
• Collaborate with the Communications Team to increase awareness of the Food Security Equity Impact Fund as a mov ement to
address root causes of food insecurity and a way of shifting power to communities.
• Serve as an internal leader in operationalizing new and existing initiatives and inspiring Feeding America staff through
transformational change.
• Promote and represent Feeding America and the Food Security Equity Impact Fund at conferences that benefits potential
supporters, partnership, and grantees.
• Partner with departments across Feeding America, including Government Relations, Network Development, and Innovation, to
drive new and emerging program advocacy to address the root causes of food insecurity.
Legislative Manager & Senior Manager of Commodity and Federal Nutrition Programs (2020 – 2022)
• Expanded organizational partnerships by implementing effective campaigns, which increased USDA commodity purchases.
• Addressed community programs' weak points and revise solutions with the VP of Agricultural and Nutrition Government
Relations, increasing congressional support for federal nutrition programs.
• Spearheaded weekly internal campaign meetings with Government Relations Teams, Congressional Officials, Agricultural
groups, and other key stakeholders to influence strategic partnership and increase support for expanding program efforts.
• Identified opportunities for recommendations while adhering to program policies and regulations, which grew to participate
food bank network members in TEFAP to 193 and 150 for SFSP, CACFP, and other ch ild nutrition programs.
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• Represented the organization at legislative exercises, briefings, hearings, coalition meetings, and similar events to educate
policymakers about Feeding America's initiatives addressing domestic hunger.
• Conducted technical reviews on all federal and state policies affecting Feeding America's network members and USDA food
purchases by evaluating and interpreting them to help the organization avoid breaches and violations.
Program Specialist (2017 –2020)
• Spearheaded and leveraged program management expertise for the organization’s BackPack, Kids Café, School Pantry, and
Mobile Pantry programs, as well as SFSP and CACFP to ensure seamless delivery.
• Received 2 Feeding America’s Employee Service Awards (June & December 2019) for distinguished leadership and cross-
departmental collaboration.
• Designed program resource materials for all child and family national program models, conducted 15 food bank site visits and
tracked over 190 food bank participants for national programs and 150 for SFSP & CACFP.
• Executed 3 years of grant opportunities for the summer feeding program with 20+ food bank network grantees per grant cohort.
YMCA OF KENTUCKY ⬥ Lexington, KY Oct 2016 – Sep 2017
Director of Youth Programs
• Provided strategic direction, researched, and planned summer camp strategies for each childcare program, increasing the
number of participants and consistently receiving excellent audience feedback.
• Sourced program staff through stellar HR skills, interviewed each and hired qualified candidates for all in-house programming,
including Summer Camps, Afterschool programming, and other childcare activities.
• Developed various initiatives, such as field trips, camp activities, and community partner engage ments for over 200 school-
aged children across Lexington during Summer Camps, Afterschool Programming, and other childcare programs
TWEENS NUTRITION & FITNESS COALITION ⬥ Lexington, KY Aug 2015 – Sep 2016
AmeriCorps VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator
• Designed engaging social media initiatives for the School Wellness, Better Bites, Good Neighbor Store, and Fresh Stop Market
programs, which built partnerships with organizations with the same vision.
• Utilized strategic thinking and accountability in developing each program's marketing materials, funding, proposals, and
investing strategies to grow support/funds.
• Oversaw all company’s external social media outlets and stewardship of the entire communication and discussed critical
information with potential partners regarding specific programs.
FEEDING AMERICA ⬥ Lexington, KY Aug 2013 – Jul 2015
Child Hunger Corps Member
• Conducted detailed community assessments through research, data analysis and reporting, and evaluation skills to expand
community programming to underserved areas and communicate access gaps to the Programs Department Representatives.
• Hosted and participated in over 5 partner meetings with local, statewide, and regional partners and 10 training meetings to
provide technical assistance to members.
• Piloted innovative community programming and conducted over 40 program site visits for SFSP and CACFP, while 30 for the
food bank’s BackPack, School Pantry, and Mobile Pantry programs across Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Ph.D. in Urban Leadership & Entrepreneurship | University of the District of Columbia ⬥ Washington, DC | Currently Pursuing
Master’s Degree in Community & Leadership Development | University of Kentucky ⬥ Lexington, KY | May 2017
Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Anthropology | Centre College ⬥ Danville, KY | May 2013
Internal Advisory Committee Member | Food Sourcing Advisory Council | Dec 2021 – Present
Member | Child Health & Wellness Advisory Council – National Dairy Council & GENYOUth | Nov 2021 – Present
External Advisory Committee Member | Accelerating Food Security Fellowship Advisory Group | Sep 2021 – Present
Volunteer | Dress for Success | Aug 2021 – Present
External Advisory Committee Member | Share Our Strength – Rural Child Hunger Summit | Sep 2019 – Mar 2020
National Representative for Feeding America | Military Family Advisory Network | Mar 2018 – Mon 2019
Executive Office of the Mayor – Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments
John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20004
Mya Price
Ms. Mya Price is based in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as the
Food Security Equity Impact Fund Director for Feeding America. Mya
is an accomplished leader with over nine years of experience with
equitable access initiatives and community programs. Mya’s policy
experience is primarily focused on federal nutrition guidance and food
Mya is originally from Kentucky and earned her bachelor’s degree in
Sociology and Anthropology from Centre College, her master’s degree
in Community & Leadership Development from the University of
Kentucky and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Leadership &
Entrepreneurship at the University of the District of Columbia. Mya is enthusiastic to apply her
skills and knowledge to address food policy issues in District communities.
Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Office of the General Counsel to the Mayor
To: Tomas Talamante, Steve Walker
From: Betsy Cavendish
Date: February 7, 2024
Subject: Legal sufficiency review of Resolution nominating Mya Price as a member of the
Food Policy Council
This is to Certify that this office has reviewed the above-referenced resolution and
found it to be legally unobjectionable. If you have any questions in this regard, please do not
hesitate to call Erika Satterlee, Deputy General Counsel, Executive Office of the Mayor, at 202-
724-1303, or me at 202-724-7681.
Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Cavendish
The John A. Wilson Building • 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW • Suite 300 • Washington, D.C. 20004 • Office (202) 724-7681