Ashoka Alvarez

Ashoka Alvarez is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz (’17) and a native of San Francisco, CA. Ashoka served as a 2017­-18 CivicSpark Climate Fellow placed at the California Department of Public Health, in the Office of Health Equity. She is passionate about environmental justice, and hopes to continue working towards a more inclusive, diverse,…

Sarah Huang

Sarah Huang is the Regional Coordinator for the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada Region of the CivicSpark program. Prior to joining LGC and the CivicSpark team as a Regional Coordinator, Sarah served as a CivicSpark Climate Fellow with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health working on issues focusing on the intersection of climate change and…

Danielle V. Dolan

Danielle V. Dolan has been working in environmental education, engagement, and advocacy for the last 14 years, with the latter half in California water issues. Ms. Dolan was hired by the Local Government Commission in 2014 to lead LGC’s water programs — engaging on statewide policy initiatives and implementing projects at the local level. LGC’s…

Amber McGarvey

Amber McGarvey is the Operations Project Coordinator for the Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, CivicSpark, which provides capacity building support for local governments throughout California to address climate change. Before joining LGC in January 2018, Amber worked at Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) based in San Rafael, CA. At SEI she supported the Energize Colleges program which empowers…

Meredith Thompson

Meredith Thompson is the Water Project Manager for LGC’s Water Program. In addition to supporting all water-focused initiatives within LGC, Meredith coordinates the WE CAN project in Fresno, CA which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water, and energy use through drought-tolerant landscape upgrades, and the Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program with The Santa Ana Watershed…

Kriselda Bautista

Kriselda Bautista joins the Local Government Commission as the Associate Regional Coordinator for the Central Inland region supporting CivicSpark fellows as they implement climate change solutions in the Sacramento, Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley areas. With degrees in Urban Studies and Criminology Law and Society from UC Irvine, she continues to work with local…

Rachel Dickinson

Rachel Dickinson is the Project Coordinator for the Governor’s Initiative program, CivicSpark, which provides capacity building support for local governments throughout California to address resilience issues. Before joining LGC, Rachel served one term as an AmeriCorps Youth Mentor at the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership in Rancho Cordova, California. She then worked as staff at the…

Kerri Timmer

As Government Affairs Director for Sierra Business Council, Kerri works in partnership with government, business and non-profit entities to advance environmental, economic and social well-being in the Sierra Nevada.  Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land…

Lexie Fischer

Lexie Fischer is a Senior Administrative Specialist at the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, a Joint Powers Authority dedicated to sustainable energy initiatives in Humboldt County. Her responsibilities include supporting the development and administration of grants and contracts as well as ongoing tracking and monitoring of program budgets, deliverables, and timelines. Lexie is also the Regional…

Ashoka Alvarez

Ashoka Alvarez is the CivicSpark Regional Coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area Region. She was born and raised in San Francisco, and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Environmental Studies in 2017. She was a CivicSpark Fellow with the 2017-18 cohort, serving in Richmond at the California Department of Public Health…
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