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For Immediate Release
October 07, 2020

Diverse Volunteers Needed for Race Equity Planning Committee

Community experience needed to update County’s 2017 Race Equity Plan

San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin is recruiting 15-20 community members to serve on its new Race Equity Planning Committee, which will revise the community-facing elements of the County’s 2017 Race Equity Plan.

Convened by the County Administrator's Office, this diverse committee will provide recommendations to the County on how to build an anti-racist community. Committee members are asked to make a one-year commitment of six or less hours per month. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Friday, November 6.

Many of the initiatives laid out in the 2017 Race Equity Plan have been initiated, but there is more work to be completed. This committee will review the plan and make recommendations on necessary changes in light of urgent calls for civil rights, social justice, inclusivity, diversity, and equity within Marin County.

“When we adopted the 2017 Race Equity Plan, we acknowledged structural inequities within our County government,” said County Administrator Matthew Hymel. “This Race Equity Planning Committee gives us an opportunity to collaborate with community to ensure that we are proactively addressing structural racism.”

With the County committed to a diverse stakeholder group, committee applicants must meet the following requirements. They include being a current Marin County resident AND identifying as at least one of the following:

  • A community member who is Black, Indigenous or a person of color
  • A community member who identifies as a woman
  • A community member who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQQIA+)
  • A community member who is between the ages of 15 and 25
  • A community member who is 60 years of age or older
  • A community member who is facing chronic illnesses, mental health challenges, or disabilities
  • A community member who is undocumented or underdocumented

Only two committee members will be selected to represent nonprofit organizations in Marin to ensure broad inclusion of voices. The committee will be led by an outside facilitator, and final recommendations will be made to the County Administrator. The County will offer a stipend of $30 for each session in which a committee member participates, based on financial need. 

Apply online or learn more about the application process by contacting the Marin County Office of Equity. Paper applications are available for pick up at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 325, San Rafael. Phone applications are being taken weekdays from 3-5 p.m. at (415) 473-3149. Application can be translated into a language other than Spanish or Vietnamese. For translation services or other inquiries, please contact the Marin County Office of Equity via e-mail or (415) 473-3149. 


Anyania Muse
Equity Director
County Administrator's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 325
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7206
Email: Anyania Muse
County Administrator website