11-15-2019: Deadline for EBRPD endorsement applications
We want to express our profound appreciation to our comrade Whitney Dotson for his 10+ years of service as our elected representative on the East Bay Regional Park District board, representing Ward 1 (West Contra Costa). Whitney, a Parchester Village resident and co-founder of the North Richmond Shoreline Alliance, was consistently endorsed by the RPA and our members actively campaigned for him each time he ran for this office. He has been an outspoken activist for open space preservation and access, especially to marginalized communities. Whitney has announced that he will be stepping down from the EBRPD board at the end of 2019, and we will miss his unrelenting advocacy for social and environmental justice in Richmond and beyond.
The RPA is initiating an endorsement process for applicants to fill his vacant seat, which will be decided by the EBRPD Board on January 7, and stand for election to keep the seat in November 2020. (See more info here) Anyone who is applying for the vacancy and is interested in seeking RPA's endorsement should submit this questionnaire to
[email protected] by 5:00pm on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Candidate interviews will take place Nov. 18-20.
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