In 2014 we saw several conservation wins at Bay Area ballot boxes. The successes are due in large part to extensive outreach to new groups, communities and demographics. As we all know, the population of the Bay Area is changing and so are the voters. This has implications for a ballot measure campaign, and it also impacts an agency or organization after the measure passes. If we connect the dots between ballot measures around the Bay Area and the public agencies and nonprofits involved in them, we see a changing picture of land conservation in the region.
Join us for our Rainy Season Gathering – in what we hope to be a real rainy season – on January 22, 2015 to discuss: Who voted for conservation in 2014? What do the changing demographics mean before and after a ballot measure? What new partnerships are being formed? And what do those partnerships mean for future conservation efforts?
Our speakers will be:
- Phil Ginsburg – General Manager, San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department – will talk about Proposition B from 2012
- Sergio Jimenez – Chair of the San Jose Parks & Recreation Commission – will talk about his involvement in Measure Q and role of community groups post-election
- Yoriko Kishimoto - Board Member, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - will talk about before and after Measure AA on the Peninsula
- Marc Landgraf – External Affairs Manager from Santa Clara County Open Space Authority – will talk about engagement before and after Measures AA and Measure Q in the South Bay
- H.G. Nguyen – founder of Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara Valley – will talk about her involvement in Measure Q and role of community groups post-election
- Rosemary Cameron – Board member of San Francisco Parks Alliance and Save the Redwoods League, consultant – will moderate
The Gathering will be held January 22, 2015 from 10am-1pm at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley.
The fine print:
- Members & Supporters tickets are only for staff and Board members of organizations and agencies listed here.
- Refunds will not be granted for Friends & Partners tickets. Please notify us if you are unable to make it so that someone else can take your spot.
- Tickets will not be available at the door.
When & Where
Bay Area Open Space Council
The Bay Area Open Space Council is a collaborative of member organizations actively involved in permanently protecting and stewarding important parks, trails and agricultural lands in the ten-county San Francisco Bay Area.