Sierra Nevada Alliance

Representatives. The Lobby Day aimed to raise the profile of the benefits the Sierra Nevada region provides to all Californians by visiting with Legislators, staff, and state agencies. The effort highlighted the climate resiliency and funding needs of the region with a focus on the development of a climate resilience bond for the November 2020 statewide ballot. This was the first time this type of event occurred in over ten years! In the Summer of 2020, the Alliance staff, Board Members, and SNAP Alumni members came together to form a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The goal of the Committee is to address and open up the discussion about the Alliance’s role and actions towards creating an inclusive workplace, as well as how to further uplift and amplify the voices and needs of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) in our region. We have since been working on revisions to our internal Strategic Plan Value Statements, hiring procedures, and writing grants to improve our work across the Sierra. Future This Fall we said goodbye to Sara Monson, our Community Engagement Director. Sara worked as part of the Alliance team for the past 3 years, working directly with our SNAP Program, Member Group Program, Alliance events and fundraising, and authoring our bi-weekly newsletter. She will now be working with the North Tahoe Truckee Transportation Management. We thank Sara for her hardwork and dedication to bringing light to our region and engaging Sierra conservations groups, SNAP members, and Sierra citizens alike in protecting and restoring the Sierra. We are pleased to be able to replace her with Brooke Boeger, a former SNAP Member, who we know will take the reins with ease! cont. on P6… 5