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CAC Members

Appointed CAC members-- representing the seven District wards, major stakeholder groups consisting of Agriculture, Rural Communities, Urban Communities, Environment/Open Space, Trails/Recreation, Education, Public Safety, and other interests-- play an important role in the overall strategy to meaningfully engage the public in the planning process and to build support for the District.

Current CAC members are listed in the table below.

Member Organization
Alex Anderson Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (SVMTB)
Ann Waltonsmith City of Saratoga
Bern Smith Bay Area Ridge Trail
Carlos Romero Former Mayor, City of East Palo Alto
Charles Krenz Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (SVMTB)
Chris Cruz West Valley College
Chris Overington Executive Director, Hidden Villa
Debbie Mytels Associate Director, Acterra
Dianne McKenna Sunnyvale Community Leader
Don Horsley San Mateo County Supervisor
Don Weden Santa Clara County
Faye Brophy Equestrian Trail Riders' Action Committee
Henrietta Burroughs East Palo Alto
Jered Lawson Operator, Pie Ranch
Joe Simitian Santa Clara County Supervisor
John Bourgeois Los Gatos Planning Commission
Karen Holman Palo Alto City Council, Palo Alto History Museum
Kellyx Nelson SMC Resource Conservation District
Kristina Loquist Policy Aide to Supervisor Simitian
Larry Watson South Skyline Association
Lennie Roberts Committee for Green Foothills
Lynn Jackson District Docent and Volunteer
Marc Landgraf Peninsula Open Space Trust
Melissa Hippard Program Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Mike Bushue Equestrian Trail Riders' Action Committee
Paul Heiple Botanist, Acterra
Philippe Cohen Director, Jasper Ridge Ecological Preserve
Reed Holderman Executive Director, Sempervirens Fund
Robb Courtney Director,
County of Santa Clara Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Ruth Waldhauer Neighbor
Sarah Rosendahl Legislative Aide
Steve Wood REI Outdoor Education Programs Director
Sue Garner Saratoga/Monte Sereno Community Leader
Valentin Lopez Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman


  Additional Information

Study Session
(July 24, 2013)

Board report
(June 12, 2013)

Study Session
(March 13, 2013)

Board agenda + report
CEPP
(January 15, 2013)

Study Session
(November 28, 2012)

Study Session
(October 10, 2012)

Informational Report
(June 27, 2012)