On August 23, Greenbelt Alliance supporters gathered for a happy hour to discuss what climate resilience means for the East Bay. The event was hosted by Tali Levy and Lee Zimmerman, who generously offered their beautiful home for us to gather. Check out the photos of the gathering here.
The event was a great success, welcoming several new supporters of Greenbelt Alliance, and reconnecting us with long-time allies. Our guests mingled and enjoyed the casual conversation. Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens spoke about the regional opportunities for affordable housing, the importance of transit-oriented communities, and continuing to protect our precious open spaces. It was wonderful to see how passionate members of our East Bay community are about building a sustainable future. We hope to keep these sparks going and reunite this group again next year.
We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our Board member, Joshua Hurwitz, for working with us to ensure the event was a success. We’re also thankful for the support of several other of our board members including Corinne Winter Ball, Heather Wooten, John Gibbs, Jon Harvey, and Dee Swanhuyser.
Building A New Coalition
In the coming years, we hope to build an East Bay Leadership Council—similarly to our North Bay Leadership Council—full of supporters who are passionate and dedicated to the mission of Greenbelt Alliance. Gathering our supporters at the regional level is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals while also advancing our mission of building a climate-resilient Bay Area for all. Establishing new regional leadership councils will help us to hone in on the specific needs and concerns of our unique Bay Area communities. We plan to host this event again next year, so if you are interested in being a champion for the East Bay on climate resilience, please reach out to Nora Cullinen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to our invitation list.
Thank you again to all of our East Bay supporters who made it out for this event; your dedication inspires the work we do every day.