Minutes from August 8, 2017 Special Executive Meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

 Member Only Board of Directors Meeting-Special Executive Committee

 Norton Event Center
1601 E. Third St.
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Louis Goodwin, Lowell King, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Pam Langford (remote), Bill Lemann, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, Hassan Webb.

Guests: Mike Burrows

M/S/P: Minutes from June 27, 2017

Mark Kaenel, Past Chair presiding.

A white paper regarding the possible move of the Inland Action office and meeting space from the San Bernardino Community College District to the Norton Event Center was discussed. Possible Move of Inland Action Office and Meeting Site (003)  Those present viewed the proposed suite.  Comments and perceptions expressed were all positive. Discussion ensued.
M/S/P: Inland Action will move the office and meeting room to the Norton Event Center, 1601 E. Third St., Suite 138, San Bernardino.

The continued membership and associated dues of the San Bernardino Community College District will be brought to the attention of the Chancellor, and Trustees Gloria Harrison, Don Singer and Frank Reyes.

The Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) was proposed as a new member. Mike Burrows, Executive Director will serve as the member.
M/S/P: The Inland Valley Development Agency will be proposed for membership

Member National CORE Renaissance has proposed Sandra Espadas, Sr. Director, Community Development, Hope Through Housing serve as the Alternate.
M/S/P: Sandra Espadas will be the Alternate member for National CORE Renaissance

The annual trip to Washington, D.C was suggested to be scheduled for May 2018 and that the Sacramento advocacy trip be scheduled for March 2018. The advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. has traditionally been in March.  Inland Action has been informed that Congressman Aguilar’s office will not be available to assist us for a March 2018 trip but could assist later in the year.  His office has been valuable and believe this would negatively impact our trip.  In the past March was ideal for earmarks that were an important tool, but they are no longer relevant.  Considerations in timing of the trip include acknowledgement of the large amount of competition with other groups and the weather which has interfered with our meetings/schedule (snow closures).

The timing of the Sacramento trips included some thought of potentially influencing the May Budget revise. The May revise however is no longer been key for our advocacy.  Discussion ensued.
M/S/P: The advocacy trip to Washington, D.C will be scheduled for May 2018 and the Sacramento advocacy trip be scheduled for March 2018.

The West End Ad Hoc Committee suggests that Inland Action schedule a reception to take place in the fall. Participation from the West End meetings has been excellent and an event will further encourage engagement.  Invitees would include all electeds and speakers we have had in the past.  Suggestions for the venue included the Market Broiler and Red Hill Country Club. The current Inland Action budget would cover costs.  Discussion ensued and it was agreed that plans should proceed for this event.

Meeting adjourned at 8:29 a.m.