Minutes from December 5, 2017 Member Only Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Member Only Board of Directors Meeting

Norton Event Center
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present:   Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Mike Burrows. Ken Coate, Jennifer Cusack, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, P.T. McEwen, Dan Murphy, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff and Steve von Rajcs. 

Announcements: 1) Members were reminded to Rsvp to staff for the holiday party that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. 2) A holiday reception honoring the California Transportation Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5-7p.m. at The Atrium at the Riverside County Administrative Center.  Inland Action is a co-sponsor of this event. 3) There will be an IEGO Strategic Planning meeting on Dec. 12th. 4) In response to Ray Wolfe’s challenge to top his holiday tie, Inland Action will have a Christmas Clothing Challenge on December 12th.  A prize will be awarded to the winner, compliments of Santa’s Ambassador Kristine Scott. 


A second reading of proposed member BIA (Building Industry Assoc.) will take place when the BIA has approved their membership in Inland Action. Other potential members were discussed.

Contact with the following existing members will be made requesting they name a representative/alternate.

  • Hospital Association
  • O’Reilly Public Relations

Those designated as mentors were encouraged to follow up with the newer members.

Inland Action staff presented a draft process for adoption of legislative positions. Discussion ensued and wording clarification in some areas is needed.  The group discussed quorum requirements.  Staff will revise and return with recommendations for the membership.

2018 Advocacy trip dates were discussed and were confirmed as March 13 (Sacramento) and May 20-23 (Washington, D.C.). Information sharing with the Monday Morning Group has worked well in the past and Committees were encouraged to reach out for coordination of like issues.  Inland Action will also contact IEEP to better present a regional perspective.  Committee work needs to begin as soon as possible. Congressman Aguilar’s staff has alerted us that requests for funding must be made by the end of February.  A list of Committee membership will be e-mailed to the Committee Chairs.

While in D.C., Mark Kaenel will coordinate an outing on Sunday, May 20 for those who would like to see the Dodgers play the Nationals.

Inland Action will work towards scheduling a joint meeting with the Monday Morning Group. As the last joint meeting was hosted by them, it is hoped they will be receptive to us hosting in our new meeting location.

Periodic meetings with County Supervisors was discussed and will be pursued.

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 am.