Boards and Commissions

Boards and commissions are powerful governing bodies with the ability to influence important local policy and investment decisions.

Unfortunately, appointees rarely reflect all the voices of our communities. Our first-ever training program will recruit, support, train, and place our members and allies to serve on local boards and commissions. We’re focused on making sure women and people of color have decision-making power in government.

Our Fellowship Program

Our training will provide advocates with not just a voice but a vote at the table. This six-month Fellowship Program is designed to:

We will invest deeply in each cohort, teaching participants to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships in and outside the commissions they serve on. The program helps new community leaders to effectively leverage their seat on boards and commissions to bring environmental justice, race, and class to the forefront of local and regional policies and plans.