2018-19 Projects

2018-19 CivicSpark Projects

Below is the list of CivicSpark projects for the 2018-19 service year.

Projects with a leaf symbol () are Climate projects; those with a water drop symbol () are Water projects, and those with a globe symbol () are Opportunity Access projects. Each project section includes the name of the public agency with which Fellows in that project would be working with, the city Fellows would be in, the number of Fellows that will be serving in the project, and the focus area of the project. To view a full description of the project, click on the “Project Description” under the projects you are interested in.

North Coast Region

 Climate Action Plan Preparation

Organization: Humboldt County Planning and Building Department
Location:  Eureka, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General GHG Mitigation

 Customer Program and Energy Rate Development

Organization: Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Location:  Eureka, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Renewable Energy, General GHG Mitigation, Environmental Justice

Sierra Nevada Region

 Sierra Nevada Water and Forest Resources Project

Organization: Nevada Irrigation District
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Climate Risk / Vulnerability, Water Supply Reliability

 Gold Country Broadband Consortium

Organization: Sierra Business Council
Location: Truckee, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Rural Broadband, Disaster Response / Emergency Management

 Building Communities of Opportunity – Planning for SB 2 Housing Implementation

Organization: Placer County Planning Services Division (in partnership with the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD))
Location: Auburn, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Affordable Housing, Infrastructure Development, Community Development Activities Supporting Economic and Sustainable Development, Resilience to Climate Change, Land-Use Changes

 Energy and Community Resilience Planning and Implementation

Organization: Sierra Business Council
Location: Truckee, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation

 Lake Tahoe Regional Climate Assessment and Inventory

Organization: Sierra Nevada Alliance
Location: Truckee, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Climate Action Plan Implementation, Renewable Energy, GHG Inventory

 Placer County Sustainability Plan Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Adaptation Strategy

Organization: Placer County – Community Development Resource Agency, Planning Division 
Location: Auburn, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation, Implementation

Sacramento Region

 Water Conservation through AMI and GIS

Organization: Hidden Valley Lake Community Services District
Location: Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Water Conservation/Water Use Efficiency, Water Supply Reliability, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)

 Water Resource Element

Organization: City of Mount Shasta
Location: Mount Shasta, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Infrastructure Development, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)

 City of Lakeport Stormflow Assessment

Organization: City of Lakeport
Location: Lakeport, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Stormwater Quality, Water-Energy Nexus

 Innovative Disaster Housing Solutions

Organization: California Governors Office of Emergency Services
Location: Mather, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Disaster Response/Emergency Management, Affordable Housing, Disaster Housing

 Building Communities of Opportunity

Organization: State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
Location: Sacramento, CA
Openings: 0 of 5
Focus: Affordable Housing, Infrastructure Development, Community Development Activities Supporting Economic and Sustainable Development, Resilience to Climate Change, Land-Use Changes

 Supporting Broadband Infrastructure Expansion and Adoption in Rural Northern California

Organization: CSU Chico Research Foundation – Geographical Information Center
Location: Chico, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Rural Broadband

 Building Climate Resilience Through Urban Heat Island Reduction and Zero-Emissions Vehicle Deployment

Organization: Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Location: Sacramento, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Electric Vehicles, Alternative or Multimodal Transportation, Urban Heat Island

 California Adaptation Plan Guideline Update

Organization: California Office of Emergency Services
Location: Mather, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, General Climate Adaptation, Climate Impacts and Adaptation Strategies to California Communities– with an emphasis on Central Valley and Coastal Communities

 City of Sacramento Utilities’ Carbon Neutrality and Energy Management Planning and Implementation

Organization: City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
Location: Sacramento, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Energy Efficiency / Zero Net Energy, General GHG Mitigation

 Chico Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning and Implementation

Organization: City of Chico – Community Development Department
Location: Chico, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, Public Health

 ZEV Readiness and Implementation

Organization: City of Sacramento
Location: Sacramento, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Electric / Autonomous Vehicles, General GHG Mitigation

 City of Woodland Climate Action Assessment and Reporting System

Organization: City of Woodland (Environmental Services Division)
Location: Woodland, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Monitoring / Metrics, General GHG Mitigation

 Planning Template for Increased Heat Effects and Extreme Heat Events

Organization: Yolo Resiliency Planning Group
Location: Davis, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, General Climate Adaptation

 Delta Climate Change Vulnerability County Government Needs Assessment

Organization: Delta Stewardship Council
Location: Sacramento, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Risk / Vulnerability, General Climate Adaptation

San Francisco Bay Area Region

 Water Use Efficiency Target Analysis and Water Conservation Outreach and Coordination

Organization: Alameda County Water District
Location: Fremont, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Water Conservation/Water Use Efficiency, Water Supply Reliability

 Analyzing Affordable Accommodation and Accessibility in Antioch

Organization: City of Antioch
Location: Antioch, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Affordable Housing, Public Health

 Building Communities of Opportunity – Planning for SB 2 Housing Implementation

Organization: Association of Bay Area Governments (in partnership with the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD))
Location: San Francisco, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Affordable Housing, Infrastructure Development, Community Development Activities Supporting Economic and Sustainable Development, Resilience to Climate Change, Land-Use Changes

 Energy Resilience and Climate Mitigation Through Distributed Energy Systems and Electrification

Organization: City of Emeryville
Location: Emeryville, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Energy Efficiency/Zero Net Energy, General GHG Mitigation

 Climate and Energy Program Community Outreach and Engagement

Organization: City of Antioch
Location: Antioch, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Community Outreach/Education, General GHG Mitigation

 City Facility Energy Management Initiative

Organization: City of Richmond
Location: Richmond, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Energy Efficiency/Zero Net Energy, General GHG Mitigation

 Community Engagement on Climate Action Planning and Implementation

Organization: City of Dublin
Location: Dublin, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Community Outreach/Education, General GHG Mitigation

 Coordinating Energy Efficiency Programs to Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Communities

Organization: County of Contra Costa
Location: Martinez, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Public Health, Energy Efficiency

 Resilient San Leandro Community Engagement and Climate Action Plan 2.0 Development

Organization: City of San Leandro
Location: San Leandro, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, Stormwater Quality / Green Infrastructure / LID Stormwater Capture and (Re)use, Resilience Planning for Critical Infrastructure

 Advancing Collaboration to Discover and Disseminate Climate Adaptation Best Practices

Organization: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Location: San Francisco, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, Water Supply Reliability, Vulnerability and Risk Management

 Getting to Zero: Planning for Carbon Neutrality

Organization: City of Albany
Location: Albany, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation

 Pleasanton CAP Implementation and Community Choice Aggregation Evaluation

Organization: City of Pleasanton – Environmental Services Division
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Plan Implementation, Renewable Energy

 West Contra Costa County Commercial Composting Program

Organization: RecycleMore – West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority
Location: San Pablo, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Waste Reduction / Composting

 Climate Action Plan Development and Interdepartmental Support

Organization: City of Orinda
Location: Orinda, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, Energy Efficiency

 San Francisco Climate Action Strategy

Organization: San Francisco Department of the Environment
Location: San Francisco, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation, Integration of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Assessment and Planning

 SunShares Building and Vehicle Decarbonization Program

Organization: Business Council on Climate Change
Location: San Francisco, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Plan Implementation, General GHG Mitigation

 Development and Implementation of Transportation Energy Efficiency and Trash Reduction Plans

Organization: City of San Pablo
Location: San Pablo, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Plan Implementation, Alternative or Multimodal Transportation

San Joaquin Valley Region

 SGMA Preparation and Stakeholder Engagement in Merced County and the Delta-Mendota Subbasin

Organization: County of Merced Water Authority
Location: Merced, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Community Outreach/Education, Groundwater

 Merced County Climate Action Plan Development

Organization: County of Merced
Location: Merced, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation

Central Coast Region

 Water Sustainability Planning Disadvantaged Communities and Data Driven Water Policy

Organization: County of San Luis Obispo Public Works
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM), Water Supply Reliability, Groundwater

 Improving Broadband Infrastructure Deployment, Adoption, and Access in the Tri-County Area

Organization: Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County
Location: Camarillo, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Rural Broadband, Infrastructure Development

 Ventura County Electric Vehicle Ready Blueprint

Organization: Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance
Location: Ventura, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Disadvantaged Communities

 Resilient Guadalupe – Guadalupe Resistente

Organization: Rural Community Development Corporation of California – RCDCC
Location: Guadalupe, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Green Building, Disaster Response/Emergency Management, Resilience Planning

 Local Coastal Program Update

Organization: City of Oxnard, Planning Division
Location: Oxnard, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, Land Use Planning and Management

 Greening County of Santa Barbara Operations

Organization: County of Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Plan Implementation, Water Conservation / Water Use Efficiency, Green Commuting, Energy Efficiency

 Ventura County Climate Action Plan and General Plan Update

Organization: County of Ventura – Planning Division
Location: Ventura, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Planning, Land-Use Changes, Intra-Agency Coordination for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions and Climate Adaptation

 Energy Efficiency and Climate Initiatives

Organization: County of San Luis Obispo Energy Watch Partnership
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Energy Efficiency / Zero Net Energy, General Climate Adaptation

 100 Percent Renewable Energy Work Plan Development and STAR Communities Implementation

Organization: City of Goleta
Location: Goleta, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Renewable Energy, General Climate Adaptation

 Decarbonization for Health and Safety in Ventura County

Organization: Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas
Location: Ojai, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Air Quality, Environmental Justice

Greater Los Angeles Region

 Latino Outreach & Public Engagement

Organization: Eastern Municipal Water District
Location: Perris, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Drinking Water / Groundwater, Water Conservation/Water Use Efficiency

 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program

Organization: Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Location: Riverside, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Community Outreach/Education, Environmental Justice

 Ballona Creek Revitalization Project

Organization: City of Culver City
Location: Culver City, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Stormwater Quality, Alternative or Multimodal Transportation, Community Outreach, Education, Economic Development

 Water and Gas Efficiency DAC Direct Installation Program

Organization: Long Beach Water Department
Location: Long Beach, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Water Conservation / Water Use Efficiency, Energy Efficiency

 Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Program

Organization: Long Beach Water Department
Location: Long Beach, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Water Conservation / Water Use Efficiency, Energy Efficiency

 Scalable Sustainability Programming for Affordable Housing Portfolios and Low-Income Residents

Organization: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Affordable Housing, General Climate Adaptation

 Developing an Electric Vehicle Strategic Plan and Roadmap

Organization: City of Colton
Location: Colton, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Electric / Autonomous Vehicles, Alternative or Multimodal Transportation

 Climate Action Plan Adaptation Chapters for the South Bay Subregion

Organization: South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Location: Torrance, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, Public Health, Vulnerable/At-risk communities

 Green Region Initiative

Organization: Southern California Association of Governments
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Openings: 0 of 3
Focus: Climate Action Planning, General Climate Adaptation

 CCA Climate Equity Plan

Organization: Clean Power Alliance of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Environmental Justice, General GHG Mitigation

 Messaging Climate Change and Public Health

Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Openings: 0 of 2
Focus: Community Outreach / Education, Public Health

 Paramount and Bellflower – GHG Inventory and Update

Organization: Cities of Paramount and Bellflower
Location: Paramount, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Greenhouse Gas Inventory, General GHG Mitigation

 Health in All Policies Support

Organization: San Bernardino Council of Governments / San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Active Transportation, Public Health

 Effects of Solar Panel Installations on a Local Electric Utility

Organization: City of Moreno Valley
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Adaptation Planning, Energy Efficiency

 Resilient Building Program

Organization: City of Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Green Building, Renewable Energy

San Diego Region

 Climate Action Plan Public Outreach and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Tracking

Organization: City of Encinitas
Location: Encinitas, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Climate Action Monitoring/Metrics, General GHG Mitigation, Climate Action Public Outreach

 Integrated Demand-Side Management and Zero Net Energy Demonstrations and Education in Partnership with the City of San Diego Libraries

Organization: US Green Building Council San Diego Chapter
Location: San Diego, CA
Openings: 0 of 1
Focus: Energy Efficiency / Zero Net Energy, Water-Energy Nexus

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