Council recommends task force to find Charlottesville City Market a permanent home

Last night, City Council recommended the creation of a task force to find the Charlottesville City Market a new and permanent location. The market opened in its Water Street location, considered a temporary site at the time, roughly 17 years ago. The task force will officially be appointed by City Manager Maurice Jones.

At a work session in November, representatives from Market Central, a nonprofit supporting the market, asked Council to create a task force that would research new locations for the market. The task force, as recommended by Council, includes:

-Dan Zimmerman of Market Central
-Cecile Gorham of Market Central
-Stephanie Meyers, a produce vendor
-Jason McLeod, an artisan vendor
-Dave Ferrara, a food vendor
-Judy Berger of Jefferson Area Board of Aging
-Gary Okerlund, a customer
-Jeffrey Plank, University of Virginia, Scottsville Farmers Market
-Satyendra Huja, City Councilor
-Cheri Lewis, former City Planning Commissioner
-Kate Collier, owner of Feast!
-Mark Johnson, of Darden

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