What is the Community Advisory Committee?

CVSan’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) represents the community's interests by providing a voice directly to the Board of Directors (Board). They serve as body of independent thought to provide feedback on specific items to CVSan’s staff and Board. The CAC also represents CVSan at least at one community outreach event per year. CAC members are appointed by CVSan Board Members.

CAC meetings are facilitated by a chair and vice-chair, who are elected by Committee members annually every January. CVSan staff attend meetings to provide information to the CAC and record minutes.  

CAC meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. every second Thursday of the month and are held CVSan’s Main Office located at 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley. However, there are no meetings in April, August, and December. Additionally, November meetings occur at an alternative location. Meetings are open to the public and CAC meeting agendas and minutes are posted here.  


Committee Members

The CAC consists of up to ten members, all of whom serve without compensation and benefits. Committee Members serve two-year terms beginning on the first of the year.  


Committee Member

Current Term

Appointed By

Term History

Barbara Nagy, Chair

2018 – 2020

Board Member Ralph Johnson

Committee Member since Jan. 2016

Serena Foxworthy

2018 – 2020

Board Member Dave Sadoff

Committee Member since Jan. 2010

Edie Lee

2019 – 2021

Board Member Melody Appleton

Committee Member since March 2009 (did not serve 2011-2013 term)

Dennis Waespi, Vice-Chair

2019 – 2021

Board Member Dave Sadoff

Committee Member since May 2011

Sonya Howes

2018 – 2020

Board Member Melody Appleton

Committee Member since June 2013

Gabriela Sanchez

2019 – 2021

Board Member Danny Akagi

Committee Member since Jan. 2013

Colin Moy

2018 – 2020

Board Member Tim McGowan

Committee Member since May 2011

Guy Sandoval

2019 – 2021

Board Member Danny Akagi

Committee Member for 2009-2011, 2013-2015, and 2017-2019 Terms

Gary Wolff

2019 - 2021

Board Member Ralph Johnson

Committee Member for 2009-2011 Term.

Nhi Tu

2019 - 2021 Board Member Tim McGowan First Term Committee Member

CAC Members may resign from the Committee by written notice to the President of the Board and Chair of the Committee. A vacancy on the CAC prior to completion of a term, for any cause, will be filled by an appointment of the Board Member who appointed the Committee Member to the vacated position. All appointments shall be ratified by the full Board at the Regular January Board meeting or at the next regular Board meeting following a proposed appointment.


Committee Member Responsibilities

1) Attend and participate in CAC meetings once a month (average 10/year). CAC Members are expected to attend all meetings and miss no more than four per year or more than three meetings in a row. Attendance is taken at each meeting and reported to the Board multiple times a year at Board Meetings. CAC Members attending less than six meetings annually or missing four meetings in a row may be removed by a simple majority of the Board.

2) Attend a minimum of one Board meeting per year to present CAC recommendations.

3) Attend other meetings as scheduled.

4) Attend tours and field trips to various locations and sites of interest to CVSan.

5) Read all materials and be prepared to participate in meetings.

6) Fully participate in areas of interest and knowledge.

7) Fully understand that the Board is responsible for setting policy for CVSan operations, therefore action by the CAC are recommendations to the Board and do not establish CVSan Policy or directive to staff.

8) Coordinate all activities with CVSan Board and Staff.  


The CAC does not assign work to CVSan staff. The Board takes CAC recommendations under advisement and is not obligated to accept such recommendations. CAC members may use CVSan office facilities and equipment to conduct authorized Committee business as available and authorized by the General Manager.  


How can I apply to be a Committee Member?

Each CVSan Board Member has two appointments on the Committee at any one time.  CAC Members are required to live within CVSan’s boundaries and cannot be CVSan employees.

If you are interested in being a part of the CAC you may submit a letter of interest to Executive Assistant to the General Manager/Clerk of the Board, Stacy Marcoux, 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley 94546. Your letter should include a statement of your interest to serve on the CAC and any qualifications you believe would be of interest to the Board.



Agendas and Minutes - CAC

Type Year File Type Description
CAC 2020 Agenda PDF icon 03 March CAC AgendaR_2020-03-12.pdf Agenda, March 12, 2020
CAC 2020 Agenda PDF icon 02 Feb CAC AgendaR_2020-02-13.pdf Agenda, February 13, 2020
CAC 2020 Agenda PDF icon 01 Jan CAC AgendaR_2020-01-09.pdf Agenda, January 09, 2020
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 11 Nov CAC AgendaR_2019-11-14.pdf Agenda, November 14, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 10 Oct CAC Agenda_2019-10-10.pdf Agenda, October 10, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 09 Sept CAC Agenda_2019-09-12.pdf Agenda, September 12, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 07 July CAC Agenda_2019-07-11.pdf Agenda, July 11, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 06 June CAC Agenda_2019-06-13.pdf Agenda, June 13, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 05 May CAC Agenda_2019-05-09.pdf Agenda, May 9, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 03 March CAC Agenda_2019-03-14.pdf Agenda, March 14, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 02 February CAC Agenda_2019-02-14.pdf Agenda, February 14, 2019
CAC 2019 Agenda PDF icon 01 January CAC Agenda_2019-01-10.pdf Agenda, January 10, 2019