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 a 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 attends 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 at 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 can be found at the bottom of this page.

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 2018 - 2020 Board Member Ralph Johnson Committee Member since January 2016.
Serena Foxworthy 2018 - 2020 Board Member Dave Sadoff Committee Member since January 2010.
Edie Lee 2019 - 2021 Board Member Melody Appleton Committee Member since March 2009 (did not server 2011 - 2013 term).
Dennis Waespi 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 January 2013.
Colin Moy 2018 - 2020 Board Member Tim McGowan Committee Member since May 2011.
Guy Sandoval, Vice-Chair 2019 - 2021 Board Member Danny Akagi Committee Member for 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2015, and 2017 - 2019 terms.
Gary Wolff, Chair 2019 - 2021 Board Member Ralph Johnson Committee Member for 2009 - 2011 term.

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
  • Attend and participate in CAC meetings once a month (average 10 per 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 several 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.
  • Attend a minimum of one Board meeting per year to report on the previous CAC meeting and present CAC recommendations.
  • Attend other meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend tours and field trips to various locations and sites of interest to CVSan.
  • Read all materials and be prepared to participate in meetings.
  • Fully participate in areas of interest and knowledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Public Outreach Specialist, Mike Nelson, 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
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2020 CAC Agendas and Minutes9 documents

  • July 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 842
  • June 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 795
  • May 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 783
  • March 2020 CAC Minutes
    document _recordid 653
  • March 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 651
  • Feb 2020 CAC Minutes
    document _recordid 650
  • Feb 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 649
  • Jan 2020 CAC Minutes
    document _recordid 648
  • Jan 2020 CAC Agenda
    document _recordid 647