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. Click here to read the JEDI Committee Charter.
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JEDI Committee Update as of September 2023
The JEDI Committee formed a subcommittee to work on the CARCD JEDI Charter. JEDI Charter Committee members established the Mission of the Charter and outlined roles and responsibilities pertaining to:
o Intervention & Prevention of BIPOC staff
o Supporting & Retaining BIPOC staff
o Policy & Programming
o Hiring Practices
o Education & Outreach
o Addressing Grievances & Conflict
o Admin & Communication
The Charter Committee worked approximately two years to develop the JEDI charter. The committee received feedback and input from the BIPOC affinity group. The final draft was presented to the board in the April 2023 board meeting and was approved. The JEDI Committee is now an official Board Committee. To view the full charter, click here.
Now that the charter has been approved, members of the official JEDI Committee will be recruited and appointed. The members of the JEDI Charter Committee are now referred to as the “JEDI Charter Working Group” and they are managing recruitment of board appointed members of the committee. Click here to learn more and to apply to serve on the formal JEDI Committee.”
- JEDI Charter Working Group
Member Name Organization Role Contact Information Alma Eichman Inland Empire RCD Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Cam Tredennick CARCD Executive Director email@example.com Chris Lim Contra Costa RCD District Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Emmons Contra Costa RCD Program Staff email@example.com Emilie Winfield Marin RCD Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Erica Harris San Mateo RCD Program Staff email@example.com Eric McKee Napa RCD Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Gaia Pazienti Solano RCD Program Staff Gaia.Pazienti@solanorcd.org Harold Singer CARCD Board Director email@example.com Jeff Borum East Stanislaus RCD Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Jelly Kahler RCD Santa Monica Mountains Program Staff email@example.com Joel Kramer RCD Greater San Diego County Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Reza Yolo County RCD Program Staff email@example.com Kellyx Nelson San Mateo RCD District Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Laurie Tippin CARCD Board Director email@example.com Marianna Zavala Contra Costa RCD Program Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Wahl-Scheurich CARCD Deputy Executive Director email@example.com Qi Zhou CARCD Program Manager, JEDI firstname.lastname@example.org Simon Albuquerque Marin RCD Program Staff email@example.com Stephanie Sierra Mendocino County RCD District Manager Stephanie.Sierra@mcrcd.org
For questions, comments or requests for information, please email JEDIcommittee@carcd.org