Technical Assistance Guidelines: Acknowledgements

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) developed these Technical Assistance Guidelines for State Agencies through collaboration with staff from 13 State agencies and departments (listed below), who devoted their time and expertise to informing and refining the document’s content. SGC thanks the following staff and organizations for their indispensable partnership:

  • Cathy Kungu, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Paul McDougall, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sohab Mehmood, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Thea Rittenhouse, California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Malinda Dumisani, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ambreen Afshan, California Air Resources Board
  • Ilonka Zlatar, California Air Resources Board
  • Melissa Jones, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Glen Baird, California Department of Conservation
  • Virginia Jameson, California Department of Conservation
  • Thomas Gates, California Energy Commission
  • Emily Abrahams, California Department of Transportation
  • Summer Anderson-Lopez, California Department of Transportation
  • Courtney Williams, California Department of Transportation
  • Rafael Colonna, California Department of Public Health
  • Victoria Custodio, California Department of Public Health
  • Rafael Aguilera, California Workforce Development Board
  • Jennifer L. Hogan, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • L. Vance Taylor, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
  • Erik de Kok, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Doug Bojack, California Strategic Growth Council
  • Alexandra Gallo, California Strategic Growth Council

In addition, SGC thanks the approximately 40 entities, including local and regional government agencies, professional organizations, non-profits, philanthropies, and community groups, that participated in our 2020 listening tour and took the time to help SGC better understand barriers to achieving community-driven climate and equity goals. Their invaluable feedback informed our understanding of best practices related to technical assistance and how best to address the challenges that California communities face.

Finally, SGC also thanks the organizations and individuals who provided insightful public comments on this document, helping SGC to provide stronger and more useful guidance.