If your council does not seem to be in the seed, start-up, growth, or expansion phases, it is likely in the mature phase of food council development.
Arriving at maturity may take 3-5 years.
- Continuous self-improvement.
- Extended reach of the council into the next larger context, such as regional, statewide, or national work.
- Incorporation of areas for improvement into strategic plans.
- Continuous relevance of the council in its changing context.