River Fire Relief
The River Fire has forced the evacuation of over 4,000
people. Structures have burned with homes,
schools and small businesses threatened.
Community Advisory Council (CAC)
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 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.
John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional practicing in Truckee. John serves on the boards of the Truckee Chamber of Commerce where he is past chair and also on the board of Sierra Senior Services where he has also served as chair. John and his wife have been in the Truckee region for 25 years and are raising their two boys in Truckee.
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.
Emily is currently the Executive Director of the Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency and Program Manager for the LibraryUP Campaign to bring a new library to the Truckee-Tahoe region. As a co-founder of the Truckee Roundhouse Community Makespace, current Truckee Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and previous employee of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Emily is passionate about community involvement and support. She was born and raised in Auburn, CA and has lived in the Truckee region since 2014.
Special thanks to our past CAC members:
Leadership Team members:
Melinda Booth, Executive Director, South Yuba River Citizens League
Stacy Caldwell, Executive Director, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Caleb Dardick, Project Administrator, County of Nevada
Steve Frisch, President, Sierra Business Council
Cristine Kelly, Founder, Fix Creative
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 Teams members (current and past):
Phebe Bell, Chair; Director of Behavioral Health, County of Nevada
Daniel Belshe, Community Engagement Manager, South Yuba River Citizens League
Sheila Cameron, Public Communications Contractor, County of Nevada
Rob Choate, Administrative Services Associate, County of Nevada
Robin Davies, Executive Director, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
Cheryl Dell, Member, Nevada County Grand Jury
Jason Fouyer, Nevada County Economic Resource Council
Ann Guerra, Executive Director, Connecting Point
Julie Hardin, Executive Director, InConcert Sierra
Cassie Hebel, Executive Director, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association
Paul Johnson, Attorney, County of Nevada
Janeille Litton, community volunteer
Marni Marshall, Executive Director, Grass Valley Downtown Association
Gil Mathews, Board President, SNMH Foundation
Shana Maziarz, Co-chair; Co-owner, Three Forks Brewery & Bakery
Lindsey Nielsen, community volunteer
Aimee Retzler, Executive Director, Sierra Harvest,
Lynn Saunders, Executive Director, Truckee Chamber of Commerce
Erika Seward, Co-chair; Executive Director, Bear Yuba Land Trust
Lang Waters, Vice Chair, Adult & Family Services Commission
Judith Hill Weld, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Wendy Willoughby, Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Taylor Wolfe, PIO, County of Nevada
Kristin York, Vice President, Sierra Business Council
Updated December 15, 2020