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Community Advisory Council (CAC)

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Sherry Bartolucci, Co-Chair

Sherry has lived on her Penn Valley ranch for 25 years. A Political Science graduate from UCLA, Sherry raises and shows champion Morgan horses. She supports dozens of local non-profits and is the former CAO of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as well as the former Executive Vice President of Bank of American Corporation.


Leo Granucci, Co-Chair

Leo and his wife Gayle have lived in Nevada County for 22 years. A retired sales and marketing expert, he has served on the boards of The Friendship Club, Center for the Arts, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Hospice of the Foothills, Hospitality House, Nevada County Airport Commission, and Dignity Health Corporation’s Finance Committee. Leo is also a member of Angel Flight as a pilot, a non-profit that flies patients for medical treatment. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and tennis and time with his grandchildren.


Julie Baker

Julie Baker has lived in Nevada City with her husband Richard and three sons for 22 years. Julie opened Julie Baker Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery and was the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts from 2009-2017. Since 2017 she has run Julie Baker Projects, an arts and non-profit consulting firm. The Executive Director of Californians for the Arts, Julie has also served on the boards of the Miner’s Foundry, the Nevada County Arts Council, the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Friendship Club,  the tourism advisory council for the ERC and the marketing committee of the GVDA. She currently serves on the board of CHIRP as well as on the Nevada Union high school site council.

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Hardy Bullock

Hardy is the Director of Aviation and Community Services at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. He is a multi-engine instrument rated pilot with nearly 2000 hours of flight time in various types of fixed wing aircraft, gliders and jets. He serves with distinction on the National Business Aircraft Association as the Airports Safety Team Leader and is a Certified Member of the Association of Airport Executives. Hardy is also an appointed Planning Commissioner, Community Advisory Team member, and Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Hardy is currently the Nevada County Board of Supervisor Elect for District 5. Outside of work Hardy spends time with his wife of 24 years and two children ages 16 and 18.

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Kathleen Eagan

Kathleen is a 33 year resident of Truckee. Her history of public service includes serving as Truckee's first mayor, founding member of the Truckee River Watershed Council, founding Board member of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and past Board member of the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. Kathleen's professional banking experience encompassed strategic planning, finance and management.


Alison Jones-Pomatto

Alison Jones-Pomatto is a former Congressional aide, small business owner, book seller, and professional stage manager.  She has served on the boards of many nonprofits in the environmental, arts, and health fields, most notably, ten years with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Raised in Nevada County, she now splits her time between Nevada City and the Monterey Peninsula where she continues her philanthropic work.

CAC Ex-officio members 

Stacy Caldwell, Executive Director, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation 

Caleb Dardick, Project Administrator, County of Nevada

Jason Fouyer, Board Chair-elect, Nevada County Economic Resource Council

Steve Frisch, President, Sierra Business Council

Alison Lehman, CEO, County of Nevada

Kimberly Parker , Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation

Jennifer Singer, Board President, Center for Nonprofit Leadership; Executive Director, Friendship Club 


Ad hoc Nonprofit “Safety Net” Grants Team 

Phebe Bell, Chair; Director of Behavioral Health, County of Nevada

Rob Choate, Administrative Services Associate, County of Nevada

Cheryl Dell, Member, Nevada County Grand Jury

Ann Guerra, Executive Director, Connecting Point 

Paul Johnson, Attorney, County of Nevada

Lang Waters, Vice Chair, Adult & Family Services Commission 

Wendy Willoughby, Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership  


Ad hoc Small Business Grants Team

Shana Maziarz, Co-chair; Co-owner, Three Forks Brewery & Bakery

Cassie Hebel, Co-chair; Executive Director, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association

Robin Davies, Executive Director, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Cheryl Dell, Member, Nevada County Grand Jury

Marni Marshall, Executive Director, Grass Valley Downtown Association 

Lynn Saunders, Executive Director, Truckee Chamber of Commerce 

Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council 

Judith Hill Weld, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Kristin York, Vice President, Sierra Business Council


Ad hoc Marketing & Communication Team

Cristine Kelly, Co-chair; Founder, Fix Creative 

Erika Seward, Co-chair; Executive Director, Bear Yuba Land Trust 

Julie Baker, Owner, Julie Baker Projects 

Daniel Belshe, Community Engagement Manager, South Yuba River Citizens League 

Sheila Cameron, Public Communications Contractor, County of Nevada

Caleb Dardick, Project Administrator, County of Nevada

Julie Hardin, Executive Director, InConcert Sierra

Gil Mathews, Board President, SNMH Foundation 

Lindsey Nielsen, resident 

Aimee Retzler, Executive Director, Sierra Harvest, 

Joseph Warrillow, Library Volunteer Coordinator, County of Nevada 

Taylor Wolfe, PIO, County of Nevada


Ad hoc Fund Development Team  

Melinda Booth, Co-chair; Executive Director, South Yuba River Citizens League 

Jennifer Singer, Co-chair; Board President, CNL; Executive Director, Friendship Club

Cristine Kelly, Owner, Creative Fix

Janeille Litton, community volunteer 

Lindsey Nielsen, community volunteer 

Kimberly Parker , Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation


Updated May 13, 2020