Sectors: Education, Health/Social Services

Shelly Wells is a planner with the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. In her role, Shelly interacts with community members, organizations, and collaborative groups to better the health of our community. The Department encourages the consumption of healthy foods, and performs health inspections as a part of its duties. As a member of the Council, Shelly hopes to bring the health perspective to the table and emphasize the need for access to healthy foods. She hopes that the Council will help formalize networks between the various sectors of the food system, allowing for collaboration between the different sectors involved. By creating these connections, Shelly hopes the Council’s work will lead to a healthier community overall.