Applications Now Open!
- Join a network of social equity advocates influencing policy decisions on local public boards and commissions.
- Gain a deeper knowledge of and the ability to apply a race and class analysis to local and regional issues in areas such as transportation, child care, housing, land use, and economic development.
- Participate in a facilitated learning community of field experts and trainers, advocate commissioners, grassroots organizers, and elected officials who will share best practices, lessons learned, and key concepts.
- Learn commission skills like Parliamentary Procedure, the budget process, and how to advance an equity agenda.
Deadline for applications: Friday, February 12, 2016.
We hosted an informational webinar about the 2016 Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute on Thursday, January 21st, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Click here for the presentation slides.
About the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
With roots in the Progressive Era (1890-1920), public boards and commissions are a bridge between residents and professional politicians. Their appointed members oversee key county and city agencies and advise elected officials and government employees on core policies and programs that impact the quality of life for all of our local residents.
The Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute was created to increase and sustain diversity in representation on local public Boards and Commissions, in order to support and advance social, economic, and environmental equity.
Through this 4-month program, we identify, educate, refer, and support members of politically under-represented communities with high potential to be appointed to and maintain seats on public decision-making & advisory bodies with influence in areas considered most important by our members and identified in our Policy Platform including housing, economic development, education, transportation, civic engagement, and child care.
#1 Saturday, March 12th 10 to 2pm
#2 Thursday, March 24th 6 to 8:30pm
#3 Saturday, April 9th 10 to 2pm
#4 Thursday, April 21st 6 to 8:30pm
#5 Saturday, May14th 10 to 2pm
#6 Thursday, May 26th 6 to 8:30 pm