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Backbone Support & Governance Subcommittee Meeting 3 – July 21, 2022

On July 21, 2022, Valley Vision held the third meeting for the CERF Backbone Support & Governance Subcommittee. The meeting included a presentation in which Valley Vision shared the changes made to the proposed governance structure and then solicited any remaining feedback from the group. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also view the meeting minutes.

Backbone Support & Governance Subcommittee Meeting 2 – July 14, 2022

On July 14, 2022, Valley Vision held the second meeting for the CERF Backbone Support & Governance Subcommittee. The meeting included a presentation in which Valley Vision shared our proposed governance structure and then solicited feedback from the group through discussion. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also download the slides and meeting minutes.

Community Engagement Subcommittee Workshop – July 13, 2022

On July 13, 2022, Valley Vision held the CERF Community Engagement Subcommittee Workshop. The meeting included a presentation with an overview of the CERF program and established the foundation for the Community Engagement Subcommittee. There were also two group discussions. The first was a feedback session on the potential guiding values for the work moving forward. The second surfaced community engagement strategies for our region. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also download the slides and meeting minutes.

Capacity-Building & Technical Assistance Subcommittee Workshop – July 13, 2022

On July 13, 2022, Valley Vision held the CERF Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance Subcommittee Workshop. The meeting included a presentation with an overview of the CERF program and established the foundation for the CB&TA Subcommittee. There were also two group discussions. The first was a feedback session on the potential guiding values for the work moving forward. The second surfaced capacity-building and technical assistance needs and strategies for our region. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also download the slides and meeting minutes.

Data, Research, & Evaluation Subcommittee Workshop – July 12, 2022

On July 12, 2022, Valley Vision held the CERF Data, Research, and Evaluation Subcommittee Workshop. The meeting included a presentation with an overview of the CERF program and established the foundation for the DRE Subcommittee. There were also two group discussions. The first was a feedback session on the potential guiding values for the work moving forward. The second surfaced research and data assets, needs, activities, and capacity-building opportunities for our region. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also download the slides and meeting minutes.

CERF Planning & Application Workshop – June 2022

Backbone Support & Governance Subcommittee Meeting 1 – July 7, 2022

On July 7 2022, Valley Vision held the CERF Backbone Support & Governance meeting. The meeting included a presentation with an overview of the CERF program and governance structure examples. The group also discussed the values and features that should inform the proposed governance structure. In addition to viewing the recording below, you may also download the slides and meeting minutes.

Colusa CERF Roundtable – June 2022

On June 30, 2022, Valley Vision hosted a roundtable on the Community Economic Resilience Fund for Colusa County. The session included an overview of the CERF Program (slides below) as well as a discussion about the concerns, needs, and opportunities for the county. In addition to the slides below, you may also view the discussion notes and handout.

Yuba-Sutter CERF Roundtables – June 2022

On June 30, 2022, Valley Vision hosted a roundtable on the Community Economic Resilience Fund for Yuba & Sutter Counties. The session included an overview of the CERF Program (slides below) as well as a discussion about the concerns, needs, and opportunities for the region. In addition to the slides below, you may also view the discussion notes and handout.

CAP Technical Advisory: Carbon Farming (June 2022)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s June 2022 Technical Advisory Committee meeting, participants discussed ‘carbon farming,’ which has become more prevalent as a way to address the climate crisis in the Sacramento region.

Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Union Pacific, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, North State Building Industry Association, PG&E, CEMEX, and the Healthy Air Alliance.

Subject Matter Experts:

  • Todd Smith, Planning Director, County of Sacramento
  • Majdi Abou Najm, Associate Professor of Soil Biophysics, UC Davis
  • Campbell Ingram, Executive Officer, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
  • Humberto Izquierdo, Agriculture Commissioner, County of Yolo
  • Kate Reza, Program Manager, Yolo County Resource Conservation District

CAP Luncheon: Greening Our Supply Chain (June 2022)

At the Cleaner Air Partnership’s June 2022 *Virtual* Quarterly Luncheon, attendees learned about how the corporate sustainability programs of PG&E, SMUD, CEMEX, Teichert, and others are lowering emissions outside of regulatory efforts.

Thank you to the generous contributors to the Cleaner Air Partnership: Sac Metro Air District, Teichert, SMUD, Sutter Health, Union Pacific, Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, North State Building Industry Association, PG&E, CEMEX, and the Healthy Air Alliance.

Guest Speakers:

  • Christopher Benjamin, Director of Corporate Sustainability, PG&E
  • Colleen McCormick, Sustainability Lead, SMUD
  • Debbie Wells, Director of Government Affairs, Sustainability & Communications, CEMEX
  • Kori Andrews, Director of Sustainability & Public Affairs, CEMEX
  • John Lane, Environmental Manager, Teichert (Presentation)

Can Employer Training Benefit Your Business? (June 2022)

The “Can Employer Training Benefit Your Business?” webinar, co-hosted by Valley Vision and the Sacramento MetroBusiness Center, took place on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022. This webinar featured an introduction to the MetroBusiness Center’s business support services, an introduction to the Employment Training Panel’s eligibility requirements and benefits, a panel discussion about how to approach applying for ETP, and a Business Spotlight to highlight organizations who utilize ETP funds to upskill their workforce.

The panel featured the following organizations:

  • Mike Snead, President of Sierra Consulting Services
  • Annie Rafferty, Director of Workforce Training & Development at Butte College
  • William Walker, Workforce Development Manager at the Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA)