CARCD is deeply grateful to the committed individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to make our network a more inclusive, equitable space. It's going to take all of us working together toward shared goals to make the change we want to see. Thanks to these strong leaders who have stepped forward to put in the work to support their (and our) commitment. The committee is made up of CARCD staff and board members and RCD staff and board members that have different perspectives from (among other things) multiple levels of the organization, geographic and racial diversity. We hope to bring many voices together to get a 360 view of the challenges while recognizing that there are always voices missing from the room.

This JEDI committee is a co-created space that is defining the work we can do to remove the systemic barriers in our network. We are starting with a co-created charter that will include goals, objectives and ways to work together to get there.

Mission and Charter

The JEDI committee is currently co-creating and developing their mission statement and committee charter. Please check back soon for more updates. We will post documents and progress as they become available. 

Current Members
Member Name Organization Role
Alma Eichman Inland Empire RCD Program Staff
Chris Lim Contra Costa RCD District Manager
Colleen Hatfield CARCD / Butte County RCD RCD Director
Don Butz CARCD / RCD of Greater San Diego County RCD Director
Elissa Robinson Contra Costa RCD Program Staff
Eric McKee Napa RCD Program Staff
Erica Mikesh Sonoma RCD Program Staff
Erika Harris San Mateo RCD Program Staff
Jelly Kahler RCD of Santa Monica Mountains Program Staff
John James El Dorado RCD RCD Director
Karen Buhr CARCD District Manager
Kellyx Nelson CARCD / San Mateo RCD District Manager
Marianna Zavala CARCD Program Staff
Megan McCluer Mendocino County RCD District Manager
Michelle Katuna Marin RCD Program Staff
Miguel Garcia Napa RCD Program Staff
Peter Braudrick CARCD / Mendocino County RCD RCD Director
Victor Briones Colusa County RCD Program Staff
William Johnson Honey Lake Valley RCD RCD Director