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2024 Marin County Boards and Commissions Equity Project

Learn about the County's project to diversify and enhance the membership of our Boards and Commissions.

Primary Objective

The primary objective of the 2024 Marin County Boards and Commissions Equity project is to diversify and enhance the membership of our Boards and Commissions, utilizing an equity lens to identify and overcome barriers, improve recruitment strategies, and provide support for active members. These bodies play a crucial role in advising the Board of Supervisors on vital issues, and increasing the diversity within them will bolster the County's commitment to racial equity.

Steps

  1. Phase 1

    Needs Assessment and Data Collection (Completed): Assess all current Boards and Commissions, identifying diversity gaps and operational challenges.

  2. Phase 2

    Board and Commission Review (In Process):

    Identify any Boards and Commissions recommended for restructuring or decommissioning and work with a Board subcommittee to evaluate them before considering new training, outreach mechanisms, or creating new commissions. Further adjustments to boards and commissions remain under review.

  3. Phase 3

    Commission and Staff Liaison Training (Coming later in 2024):

    Provide training in diversity, ethics, governance, and strategic alignment for informed leadership and participation.

  4. Phase 4

    Feedback Loops (2025):

    Work with a subcommittee of staff liaisons, County Executive staff, and a Board subcommittee to evaluate a more robust feedback system for the commissions to advise the board.

  5. Phase 5

    Outreach and Engagement (2025 and ongoing):

    Implement a strategy to build relationships and trust within diverse communities and identify potential board and commission candidates.

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Page updated July 18, 2024