Please see our Statement on Racial Equity.
Connecting Point is a public agency, funded with county, state, and federal dollars and directed by an 11-member Governing Board. Nine of our board members represent Nevada County and two represent Sierra County. A majority of our board members currently use paid personal assistance services or have used such services in the past.
Governing Board members are appointed by the county Board of Supervisors and serve two-year or three-year terms. Our current Governing Board includes:
- Judith Bell
- Nikki Bowden
- Taylor Carey, Chair
- Nathalie Ennis, Vice-Chair
- Susan Healy-Harman, Treasurer
- Dottie Jones
- Carl Sigmond
- Anita Wald-Tuttle
Board Meeting Agendas:
July 24, 2020
We are in an extraordinarily difficult moment. The public murder of George Floyd has catalyzed advocates whose protests and direct actions have brought the world’s rapt attention to issues of police violence, disinvestment and policy injustice in Black communities. The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade weigh heavily on our hearts and remind us of all whom we have lost, including Stephon Clark, over the decades. We have seen more devastated families and communities than we can count. We are called to reaffirm unequivocally that Black Lives Matter.
It gives us tremendous hope to see new and long-time advocates organizing across the country for policy and systems changes that will dismantle the institutional racism that perpetuates and enables racially motivated violence. We hear the expressions of righteous anger, fear and grief as a wake-up call that refuses to be ignored. We stand in solidarity and outrage with those who are working through their pain for solutions and will not be satisfied with excuses and delays.
The mission of Connecting Point is to support our community in making connections that enhance the lives of its members and our vision is a community that values and supports the health and well-being of every individual. Well-being includes racial equity. We remain steadfast in our support of community organizations and leaders who share this commitment. We will always prioritize the voices of directly impacted communities, advocate with those at the center of the work, and align ourselves with those relentless champions for social justice. We see you and we stand with you.
This is a time to look to the future and prepare for deep changes rooted in challenging policies and practices. We don’t have the answers, but, as always, we will continue to learn from the leaders in our communities. We commit ourselves to lifting up and actively supporting the solutions they develop.
We look forward to continuing our work together in support of our shared vision.
Adapted from a statement from Sierra Health Foundation.