Minutes from September 30, 2014 Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Member Only Meeting-Executive Committee

San Bernardino Community College District

114 S. Del Rosa Drive

San Bernardino, CA   92408



Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Dick Hart, Scott Hofferber, Lowell King, Temetry Lindsay, Sue McKee, John Mirau, John Prentice, Kristine Scott and Paul Shimoff.  

Announcements:  1) Congressman Lowenthal arranged a meeting with Inland Action on September 23rd to discuss his new proposed legislation, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act.  The Congressman welcomes and actively seeks input from Inland Action and others interested in freight transportation and funding issues.  He has been working closely with the Dept. of Transportation on elements in the bill and is eager to start meaningful debate.  2) Inland Action met with Senator Feinstein’s new field representative Kevin Chang on September 24.     

M/S/P: Minutes from July 29, 2014. 

The Emeritus Membership policy was discussed and revised.

M/S/P: The Emeritus Member Policy was approved as discussed.


Dates for the annual Washington, D.C. advocacy trip were discussed.  Those present believe the month of March remains a good time for this trip.  Inland Action will try to avoid times when advocacy trips by large groups such as the League of Cities will take place.  Staff and Members were asked to review dates of other advocacy groups.


A more useful calendar on the Inland Action web site is desired.  Discussion of utilizing Google Calendar and List Share were discussed.  IT assessment and assistance will be provided by Loma Linda University.


K-12 education issues are critical, and Inland Action has few members focused in this arena.   Discussions ensued regarding advocacy in Washington and potential membership of a K-12 professional.  The Committee was encouraged to give further thought and make suggestions on this issue.


Inland Action plans to hold a recognition reception for California State University Trustee, Lou Monville who serves as their Chairman, and University of California Regent Bruce Varner who serves as their Chairman.   The recognition reception may also include others from the Inland Empire who serve on State Boards and Commissions.  The event will be scheduled for mid to late January and invitees will include State and local electeds.  Paul Shimoff has offered to host the event at his home.     


The Committee scheduled the next Executive Committee meeting for December 2, 2014.  There will not be an Inland Action meeting on December 30, 2014, due to the holiday season.


The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.