For Immediate ReleaseOctober 07, 2020
Community experience needed to update County’s 2017 Race Equity Plan
San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin is recruiting 15-20 community members to serve on its new Race Equity Planning Committee, which will revise the community-facing elements of the County’s 2017 Race Equity Plan.
Convened by the County Administrator's Oﬃce, this diverse committee will provide recommendations to the County on how to build an anti-racist community. Committee members are asked to make a one-year commitment of six or less hours per month. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Friday, November 6.
Many of the initiatives laid out in the 2017 Race Equity Plan have been initiated, but there is more work to be completed. This committee will review the plan and make recommendations on necessary changes in light of urgent calls for civil rights, social justice, inclusivity, diversity, and equity within Marin County.
“When we adopted the 2017 Race Equity Plan, we acknowledged structural inequities within our County government,” said County Administrator Matthew Hymel. “This Race Equity Planning Committee gives us an opportunity to collaborate with community to ensure that we are proactively addressing structural racism.”
With the County committed to a diverse stakeholder group, committee applicants must meet the following requirements. They include being a current Marin County resident AND identifying as at least one of the following:
Only two committee members will be selected to represent nonproﬁt organizations in Marin to ensure broad inclusion of voices. The committee will be led by an outside facilitator, and final recommendations will be made to the County Administrator. The County will offer a stipend of $30 for each session in which a committee member participates, based on financial need.
Anyania MuseEquity DirectorCounty Administrator's Office
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 325San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7206Email: Anyania MuseCounty Administrator website