Our Collaborative Partnership

The Partners Advancing Climate Equity (PACE) Pilot Program is offered by the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) – a cabinet-level State organization dedicated to healthy, thriving, resilient communities for all – in partnership with Local Government Commission (LGC), Climate Resolve (CR), Urban Permaculture Institute (UPI), The Greenlining Institute (GLI), and Movement Strategy Center (MSC). PACE is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice.

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Our Values

From the program’s design to how we work together as a team, this collaborative initiative is grounded in the following core values:

Building authentic, symbiotic relationships for meaningful collaboration

Honoring, uplifting, and growing community leadership and knowledge

Shifting and restoring community power to encourage self-determination

Courage to address root causes rather than pursuing simple solutions

Transparency and collaborative governance every step of the way

Respect and care for participants’ time and capacity

Core Program Team

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Kirin Kumar

PACE Program Lead Program Manager, Community Assistance for Climate Equity Team, SGC

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Coral Abbott

PACE Program Lead Program Analyst, Community Assistance for Climate Equity Team, SGC

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Julia Kim

PACE Project Manager Climate Change and Energy Program Director, LGC

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Tia Tyler

PACE Implementing Partner Climate and Energy Project Manager, LGC

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Catherine Foster

PACE Implementing Partner Climate and Energy Project Manager, LGC

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Natalie Hernandez

PACE Implementing Partner Associate Director, Climate Planning & Resilience, CR

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Bryn Lindblad

PACE Implementing Partner Deputy Director, CR

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Ei Ei Samai

PACE Implementing Partner Partner/Designer, UPI

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Antonio Roman-Alcalá

PACE Implementing Partner Partner/Designer, UPI

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Kevin Bayuk

PACE Implementing Partner Partner/Designer, UPI

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Corrine Van Hook-Turner

PACE Strategic Advisor Director of Climate Innovation, MSC

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Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish

PACE Strategic Advisor Climate Innovation Program Manager, MSC

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Emi Wang

PACE Strategic Advisor Environmental Equity Senior Policy Manager, GLI

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