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Equity Advisory Council

The Equity Advisory Council (EAC) is helping shape Link21's planning of passenger rail improvements in the Northern California Megaregion. The EAC provides a space for meaningful community collaboration to advance equity throughout the development and implementation of the Link21 Program. EAC member responsibilities include:

  • Participating in virtual meetings every other month
  • Providing input on Link21 work and proposals
  • Making formal recommendations to the Program team

Membership and Commitment

The EAC Charter lays out the guiding vision for the Council as one mechanism for ensuring equity is embedded into the work of Link21. It provides a foundation for the Council and represents a high-level overview of the authority, scope, and roles necessary for its success. The EAC consists of up to 20 members representing diverse geographies and demographics and serving as an advisory body to the Link21 Program. Members bring their lived experience or professional familiarity in technical and/or policy areas such as passenger rail transportation and land use, housing, environmental, environmental justice, transit justice, and economic development.

EAC membership reflects the diversity of the Megaregion, including low-income communities and communities of color that have been most impacted by transportation inequities, youth, and other communities that have historically been marginalized.

Committee members can serve up to a two-year term and are compensated for their service on the EAC in accordance with the Link21 Honorarium Pilot Guidelines. To learn more about the general function and administration of the EAC including the roles and responsibilities of the members, please view the EAC Bylaws.

EAC Member Roster

After a rigorous selection process, Link21 is proud to announce that they have appointed 18 community members to the inaugural EAC. The 18 members represent the diversity of the 21 county Megaregion and will be compensated for contributing their time, perspective, and expertise to the EAC. Members will serve two-year terms.

EAC Members include:

Name

Region

Ameerah ThomasSan Francisco Bay Area
Angela E. HearringSacramento Area
Beth KennySan Francisco Bay Area
Clarence R. FischerSan Francisco Bay Area
Cory MickelsSan Francisco Bay Area
David SorrellSan Francisco Bay Area
David YingSan Francisco Bay Area
Elizabeth MadrigalMonterey Bay Area
Fiona YimSan Francisco Bay Area
Gracyna MohabirSan Francisco Bay Area
Harun DavidSan Francisco Bay Area
Hayden MillerSan Francisco Bay Area
Landon HillSan Francisco Bay Area
Linda BraakSacramento Area
Mica AmichaiSan Francisco Bay Area
Samia ZuberSan Francisco Bay Area
Taylor BookerSan Francisco Bay Area
Vanessa Ross AquinoSan Francisco Bay Area

EAC Meetings

Upcoming EAC Meetings

Date

Time

January 16, 2024

1-3:45 pm

EAC Meeting #8 Recording

March 19, 20246-8:45 pm
May 21, 20241-3:45 pm
July 16, 20246-8:45 pm
September 17, 20241-3:45 pm
November 19, 20246-8:45 pm
2023 EAC Meetings

Meetings are held virtually and open to the public for brief comments, with live streaming hosted by BART.
Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted to this website.

More Helpful Info

Meeting agendas will be posted at least five (5) days prior each EAC meeting. Related materials will also be posted to this page, such as staff reports and other items, at least three (3) days prior to each meeting.  
Meeting minutes shall be posted on the BART and Link21 website within one (1) week following approval by the EAC.   
To contact the EAC, please email EAC@link21program.org.

The Link21 Team is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate formats to meet the requirements of persons with disabilities. If you require an alternative version of a file, please email Link21dc@Link21Program.org.